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Events of March 17th:

March 17th is the 76th day of the year (77th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 289 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 17th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on March 17th:

1834 Gottlieb Daimler (engineer, industrialist)

1880 Captain Lawrence Oates (Antarctic explorer)

1919 Nat "King" Cole (singer)

Nat King Cole

1938 Rudolf Nureyev (ballet dancer)

Rudolf Nureyev

1942 John Wayne Gacy (serial killer)

1944 Pattie Boyd (model, photographer, author)

1949 Patrick Duffy (actor)

1951 Kurt Russell (actor)

1954 Lesley-Anne Down (actress)

1955 Gary Sinise (actor)

1956 Rory McGrath (comedian, writer)

1962 Clare Grogan (actress, singer - Altered Images)

1964 Rob Lowe (actor)


March 17th in History:

1337 Edward the Black Prince made Duke of Cornwall.

1805 The Italian Republic with Napoleon as President, becomes the Kingdom of Italy with Napoleon as king.

Napoleon Bonaparte

1845 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry.

1861 Kingdom of Italy proclaimed.

1921 Mary Stopes opens first birth control clinic in London, England.

1930 Construction of the Empire State Building begins in New York City.

Empire State Building

1933 Newsweek magazine published for the first time.

1958 US launches Vanguard 1, the first satellite to be solar-powered.

1969 Golda Meir becomes Prime Minister of Israel.

Golda Meir

1992 South Africa votes in a referendum to end apartheid.

2011 The United Nations Security Council votes for UN Resolution 1973 authorizing member states to use military invention in Libyan Civil War to protect civilians.

March 17th is also:

Saint Patrick's Day - Saint Patrick is the patron Saint of Ireland who is believed to have died on 17th March 461 AD.

Saint Patrick's Day

Evacuation Day (Boston)


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