According to Gregory calendar, on March 17, the day number in a year is 77 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 78. March 17 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 17 March in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1001The Song Shi recorded a tributary mission from the Kingdom of Butuan to the Song Dynasty of China.
1337Edward, the Black Prince was created Duke of Cornwall, the first duchy in England.
1452Reconquista-The combined forces of Castile and Murcia defeatedthe Emirate of Granada at the Battle of Los Alporchones around the cityof Lorca.
1527Rana Sangram Singh of Chittorgarh was defeated by Babur in the First Agra War.
1722William K.H. Friso was appointed Mayor of Darren.
1756St. Patrick's Day was first celebrated in New York City.
1762The first St. Patrick's Day Parade was held in New York City.
1776American Revolutionary War-The British Army garrison in Boston, Massachusetts, withdrew from the city, ending the 11-month Siege of Boston.
1824The Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 was signed.
1860The First Taranaki War began at Waitara, New Zealand, markingan important phase of the New Zealand land wars.
1891The transatlantic steamship SS Utopia accidentally collidedwith the battleship HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar, sinking in lessthan twenty minutes and killing 562.
1906About 1200 people died in the Taiwan earthquake.
1943Willem J. Kolff performed the world's first hemodialysis using an artificial kidney machine that failed.
1950The synthesis of californium, a radioactive transuranium element, was announced.
1955Six thousand people in Montreal rioted to protest thesuspension of ice hockey star Maurice Richard.
1957A plane crash on the slope of Mount Manunggal killed PhilippinePresident Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
1958Launched Vanguard 1 satellite of the United States.
1963The most recent eruption of Mount Agung on Bali, Indonesia,killed approximately 1,500 people.
1969Golda Mayer became Israel's first female Prime Minister.
1969Golda Meir became the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
1973Slava Veder took his Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst ofJoy, which came to symbolize the end of United States involvement in theVietnam War.
1985American serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as'the Night Stalker', began a home invasion burglary and killing spreethat resulted in 13 deaths and 11 sexual assaults over the followingfive months.
1988Eritrean War of Independence-The Eritrean People's LiberationFront encircled an Ethiopian force and gained a decisive victory in theBattle of Afabet.
1990Batminton player Saina Nehwal was born.
1991Nearly 70% of voters in nine Soviet republics agreed that the Soviet Union should be preserved in the Soviet Union referendum.
1992A referendum took place in South Africa, ending the rule to distinguish between humans based on skin color.
199228 killed in an attack on the Israeli embassy in Argentina.
1996Sri Lanka won the title by beating Australia by seven wickets in the final of the Cricket World Cup.
1996Mike Tyson again won heavy weight Championship. He defeated Frank Beruna in the 3rd round.
1997CNN began Spanish broad cart.
1998USA women hockey team showed marvellous performance by defeating Canada. It won the first Olympic gold medal.
2000Over 700 followers of the Ugandan sect Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God perished in a fire and a series of poisonings and killings, considered either a cult suicide or an orchestrated mass murder by its leaders.
2004NASA's Messenger became the first spacecraft to enter orbit around Mercury.
2009Marc Ravalamanana, president of Madagascar was over thrown. Andry Rajalina became the new president. He was appointed by the military.
2010Ganathan became the acting president of Nigeria but he dissolved the Nigerian cabinet.
2011Libiya’s military continued fighting for many years and at cart declared that it will stop on Sunday. It was stopped and all over peace was declared.
2012Julian Assange announced his peen under house arrest. He planned to run the Rennate house.
2012The 2012-13 Biathenean world cup ended with Martin Fourcade winning men’s and Tora Berger winning women’s average world cup titles.
2013Ten people died in a suicide car attack in Basra, Iraq.
2013Scientists using the BICEP 2 telescope identified the cosmic inflation. It conferred to support for big bang theory which was the origin of the universe.
2014USA President Obama promised that the country will not take any military action against Ukraine due to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
455After arranging for the assassination of Valentinian III, Petronius Maximus seized the throne of the Western Roman Empire, only to be killed 11 weeks later during the sack of Rome.

Important Historical Events of 17 March in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1769The East India Company imposed a variety of restrictions on the weavers to ruin Bengal's textile industry.
1769The British East India Company banned the weavers of Bengal.
1782The Treaty of Salbai took place between the Maratha rulers and the East India Company.
1959The Buddhist teacher Dalai Lama arrived in India from Tibet.
1962Indian American astronaut Kalpana Chawla was born in Karnal district of Haryana.
2006The United States declared India a dependable partner.

Famous People's Birthdays on 17 March 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1990Saina Nehwal / Player / India
1508Humayun / Ruler / India
1864Joseph Baptista / Lawyer / India
1946Prithviraj Chavan / Politician / India
1962Kalpana Chawla / Astronaut / India
1975Puneeth Rajkumar / Actor / India
1990Saina Nehwal / Badminton Player / India
1990Saina Nehwal / Player / India

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