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Important Events Of March 17



1998    USA Women's Hockey Team beats Canada for 1st Olympic Gold medal
1997    CNN begins spanish broadcasts
1996    "Bus Stop" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 29 performances
1996    "Getting Away With Murder" opens at Broadhurst New York City for 17 performances
1996    Aravinda De Silva gets 107* and 3-42 in cricket World Cup victory
1996    Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
1996    Mike Tyson beat Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title
1996    Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena
1996    Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets to win the World Cup
1995    British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)
1995    Sinn-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits White House
1995    U.S. approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck
1994    "Little More Magic" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 30 performances
1994    Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan, 32 killed
1994    It is announced there is no smoking in Cleveland Indians new ballpark
1993    86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
1992    "Death and the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson New York City for 159 performances
1992    18th People's Choice Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire
1992    28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Islamic Jihad
1992    De Klerk wins a white only referendum
1992    Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
1991    9 of 15 Soviet reps officially approve new union treaty
1991    Irish Lesbians and Gays march in St. Patrick Day parade
1991    John Robin Baitz' "Substance of Fire," premieres in New York City
1991    New Jersey raises turnpike tolls 70%
1991    Penny Hammel wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
1990    PBA National Championship Won by Jim Pencak
1989    "Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 44 performances
1989    Dorothy Cudahy is 1st female grand marshal of St. Patrick Day Parade
1988    "Les Miserables," opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo
1988    Highest scoring NCAA basketball game; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115
1988    Iran says Iraq uses poison gas in the war
1987    IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3
1987    Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an innings of 96 vs. Pak
1986    Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF
1985    Jane Blalock wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1985    Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'
1983    70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
1983    9th People's Choice Awards
1982    4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
1981    FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms
1979    Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk and G Karponosov U.S.S.R.
1979    Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Tai Babilonia and R Gardner USA
1979    Men's Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Vladimir Kovalev (U.S.S.R.)
1979    Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Linda Fratianne
1978    Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast
1978    Ligeti's opera "Le Grand Macabre," premieres in Stockholm
1978    Reds don green uniforms for St. Patricks Day
1977    Australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877
1976    Malikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.76)
1976    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried
1976    U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975    Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000m (1:16.92)
1974    Jane Blalock wins LPGA Bing Crosby Golf Classic International
1973    Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge
1973    St. Patrick Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
1972    Ringo releases "Back off Bugaloo" in UK
1970    Peter O'Malley becomes CEO of Los Angeles Dodgers
1970    U.S. casts their 1st United Nations Security Council veto (Support England)
1969    Golda Meir becomes Israel's 4th PM
1969    Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Open
1968    2-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington D.C. by U.S. and 6 European nations
1968    Kathie Whitworth wins LPGA St. Petersburg Orange Blossom Golf Open
1966    South Africa government bans Defense and Aid Fund
1966    U.S. submarine locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean
1965    Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help)
1963    Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game
1963    Elizabeth Ann Seton of New York beatified (canonized in 1975)
1963    Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese
1961    New York DA arrests professional gamblers who implicate Seton Hall players
1961    South Africa leaves British Commonwealth
1960    Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
1960    WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1959    Australia and U.S.S.R. restore diplomatic relations
1959    Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
1958    Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (2nd U.S.), measures Earth shape
1957    Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted
1957    Ramon Magsaysay, president of Philipines dies in a plane crash
1956    8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show and Lucy Ball
1955    Maurice "Rocket" Richard suspended, sparks 7 hour riot in Montreal
1953    Bill Veeck says he will sell his 80% of St. Louis Browns for $2,475M
1953    U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1953    WBAY TV channel 2 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953    WWLP TV channel 22 in Springfield, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1951    Government of Drees takes power
1951    Test Cricket debut of Brian Statham, England vs. New Zealand Christchurch
1950    Belgian government of Eyskens resigns
1950    Element 98 (Californium) announced
1945    Allied ships bomb North-Sumatra
1944    Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke
1943    Aldemarin (Ned) and Fort Cedar Lake (U.S.) torpedoed and sinks
1943    F. Hugh Herbert's "Kiss and Tell," premieres in New York City
1942    Belzec Concentration Camp opens-30,000 Lublin Polish Jews transported
1942    General Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
1941    National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. opens
1935    KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa call sign is given to KWCR
1934    Dollfuss, Mussolini and Gombos sign Donau Pact (protocols of Rome)
1932    German police raid Hitler's nazi-headquarter
1931    Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee
1929    General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
1929    Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
1927    U.S. government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty
1926    Dutch Calvinists oust Reverend J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3
1926    Richard Rodgers and L Hart's musical "Girl Friend," premieres in New York City
1926    Spain and Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
1924    Eugene O'Neill's "Welded," premieres in New York City
1924    Netherlands and U.S.S.R. begin talks over U.S.S.R. recognition
1924    Sweden and U.S.S.R. exchange diplomats
1921    Dr. Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)
1921    Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics
1921    Sailors revolt in Kronstadt (thousands die)
1919    Dutch steel workers strike for 8 hour day and minimum wages
1918    U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Rosemary Beresford
1918    U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
1917    1st exclusively women's bowling tournament begins in St. Louis
1917    Tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne
1912    Camp Fire Girls organization announced by Mrs. Luther Halsey Gulick
1910    DHC soccer team forms in Delft, Netherlands
1908    Quickest world heavyweight title fight (Burns KOs Roche in 88 seconds)
1908    Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1906    President Theodore Roosevelt uses term "muckrake"
1906    Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montreal outscores Ottawa 12-10
1905    Eleanor Roosevelt marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in NY
1902    Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winnipeg Victorias, 2 games to 1
1901    Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands
1900    Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2
1899    Windsor luxury hotel in New York City catches fire, 92 die
1898    1st practical submarine 1st submerges, New York City (for 1 hour 40 minutes)
1897    After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
1894    U.S. and China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering U.S.
1891    British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574
1886    Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 blacks killed
1884    John Joseph Montgomery makes 1st glider flight, Otay, California
1877    Bill Midwinter completes Test Crickets' 1st 5-wkt haul, 5-78 vs. Eng
1876    1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks)
1876    General Crook destroy Cheyennes and Oglala-Sioux indian camps
1871    National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized
1870    Mass legislature authorizes incorporation of Wellesley Female Seminary
1868    Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued
1863    Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia (211 casualities)
1861    Italy declares independence; Kingdom of Italy proclaimed
1860    Japanese embassy arrives aboard Candinmarruh
1854    1st park land purchased by a U.S. city, Worcester, Massachusetts
1847    "Macbeth" opera premieres in Florence
1845    Bristol man, Henry Jones, patents self-raising flour
1845    Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London
1842    Indians land in Ohio, a 12 mile area in Upper Sandusky
1836    Texas abolishes slavery
1833    Phoenix Society forms (New York)
1824    England and Netherlands sign a trade agreement
1804    Johann von Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell," premieres
1800    English warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die
1776    British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
1766    Britain repeals Stamp Act
1762    1st St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
1757    Prince Mas Said of Mataram surrenders to Mangkubumi in Java
1756    St. Patrick's Day 1st celebrated in New York City at Crown and Thistle Tavern
1755    Transylvania Land Co. buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief
1753    1st official St. Patrick's Day
1722    Willem K. H. Friso appointed mayor of Drente
1672    England declares war on Netherlands
1658    Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered