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17 March

45BCE – Roman Republic – Battle of Munda (Caeser’s Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Munda

180 – Roman Empire – Emperor Marcus Aurelius died. http://www.roman-empire.net/highpoint/marcaurelius-index.html

455 – Roman Empire – Flavius Anicius Petronius Maximus Augustus proclaimed himself Roman Emperor (west). http://www.roman-empire.net/collapse/petronius.html

1040 – England – Harold Harefoot died, aged about 23, Harthacanute became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=harold1 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=harthacnut

1337 – England – Edward, the Black Prince became Duke of Cornwall. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/blackprince.htm

1452 – Spain – Battle of Los Alporchones (Reconquista). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Los_Alporchones

1677 – Spanish Netherlands – Siege of Valenciennes ended (Franco-Dutch War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Valenciennes_(1676%E2%80%9377)

1776 – America – Siege of Boston ended (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Boston

1801 – UK – Henry Addington became Prime Minister (Tory). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/henry-addington-1st-viscount-sidmouth

1860 – New Zealand – First Taranaki War began. http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/taranaki-wars

1891 – Gibraltar – SS Utopia & HMS Anson collided ans sank, 562 killed. http://www.plimsoll.org/images/16151_tcm4-211013.pdf  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Utopia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Anson_(1886)

1929 – USA – Colonial Western Airlines plane crashed at Newark, New Jersey, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19290317-0

1939 – China – Battle of Nanchang began (Second Sino-Japanese War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nanchang


1941 – USA – National Gallery of Art opened in Washington DC. https://youtu.be/Ewwerh7eHfI  http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/about.html

1944 – Canada – RCAF plane missing off British Columbia, 2 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440317-1


1945 – Germany – The Ludendorff Bridge collapsed (WWII). https://youtu.be/DKYHSwoYReY  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludendorff_Bridge

1945 – Ascension Islands – US Navy plane crashed Georgetown-Wideawake Field, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450317-2

1946 – China – Republic of China Air Force plane crashed at Nanjing, 20 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460317-0

1947 – Colombia – TACA plane crashed near Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470317-0

1948 – Belgium – Treaty of Brussels signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Brussels

1953 – Vietnam – Aigle Azur plane crashed near Da Nang Airport, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530317-0

1957 – Philippines – Philippines Air Force plane crashed near Cebu, 25 killed including President Ramon Magsaysay. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19570317-0

1958 – USA – Vanguard 1 satellite launched. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1958-002B

1959 – Tibet – 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso fled to India. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Dalai_Lama


1960 – USA – Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710 crashed near Cannelton, IN, 63 killed. https://youtu.be/j5PY0SA8h5s http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19600317-0

1963 – Bali – Mount Agung erupted, 11,000 killed. http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/indonesia/bali/agung/

1969 – Israel – Golda Meir became first female Prime Minister. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/events/israel_at_50/profiles/81288.stm

1979 – Russia – Aeroflot Flight 1691 crashed near Moskva-Vnukovo Airport, 58 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19790317-1

1979 – UK – Penmanshiel Tunnel, Scotland collapsed, 2 killed. http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docsummary.php?docID=1124

1988 – Venezuela – Avianca Flight 410 crashed near Cúcuta-CAmilo Daza Airport, 143 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19880317-0

1988 – Eritrea – Battle of Afabet began (Eritrean War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Afabet

1992 – Argentina – Car bomb outside Israeli Embassy, Buenos Aires, 29 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_attack_on_Israeli_embassy_in_Buenos_Aires

2000 – Uganda – 800 members of Movement for Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God died, murder/suicide. http://murderpedia.org/male.K/k/kibweteere.htm

2004 – Kosovo – Unrest in Kosovo began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo

2007 – Russia – UTair Flight 471 crashed at Samara Airport, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20070317-0

York

1800 – Mary Thorp and Michael Simpson were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1817 – Michael Pickles was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf