On This Day in History for March 17 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • 1976 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried
  • 1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1976 4 Catholic civilians (including 2 children) are killed and twelve wounded when the Ulster Volunteer Force explode a car bomb at Hillcrest Bar, Dungannon
  • 1978 Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast
  • 1978 Reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day
  • 1979 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Tai Babilonia & R Gardner USA
  • 1979 Men's Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR)
  • 1979 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Linda Fratianne
  • 1979 The Penmanshiel Tunnel in Berwickshire, Scotland, collapses during engineering works, killing two workers
  • 1982 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
  • 1986 Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF
  • 1987 IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3
  • 1987 Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an innings of 96 v Pak
  • 1988 Iran says Iraq uses poison gas
  • 1989 Dorothy Cudahy is 1st female grand marshal of St. Patrick Day Parade
  • 1990 PBA National Championship Won by Jim Pencak
  • 1991 9 of 15 Soviet reps officially approve new union treaty
  • 1991 Irish Lesbians & Gays march in St. Patrick's Day parade
  • 1991 John Robin Baitz' "Substance of Fire" premieres in NYC
  • 1991 NJ raises turnpike tolls 70%
  • 1992 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

1992 South African President F. W. de Klerk wins a white only referendum

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • 1992 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29
  • 1992 Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
  • 1993 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
  • 1994 Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)
  • 1995 British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)
  • 1995 Sinn-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits White House
  • 1995 US approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck & Co
  • 1996 Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets to win the World Cup
  • 2000 The 800+ deaths of members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult
  • 2001 OPEC decides to cut output by 4% or 1 million barrels per day, effective April 1
  • 2003 British Cabinet Minister Robin Cook, resigns over government plans for the war with Iraq.
  • 2004 Unrest in Kosovo results in more than 22 killed, 200 wounded, and the destruction of 35 Serb Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Nis.
  • 2008 New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. David Paterson becomes acting New York State governor.
  • 2012 Wales defeat France to record their eleventh Grand Slam in the Six Nations Championship
  • 2012 MESSENGER spacecraft begins its extended mission
  • 2013 10 people are killed by a car bombing in Basra, Iraq
  • 2013 Toyo Ito wins the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Pope Francis delivers his first Angelus prayer and blessing

Pope Francis
  • 2014 The Republic of Crimea is declared
  • 2016 Brazilian federal judge blocks swearing-in of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as Chief of Staff to President Dilma Rousseff, as part of "Car Wash" controversy
  • 2016 Archaeologists announce discovery of iron age warrior king buriel ground with 75 graves 2,500 years old in Pocklington, Northern England

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Deaths in History