What Happened on March 17, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

After Maurice Richard is suspended for the remainder of the season, riots break out in Montreal. 37 people are injured and over 100 are arrested. The following morning, Richard goes on the radio to ask citizens to stop vandalizing the city.

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

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Famous Weddings

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