IN HISTORY TODAY(17 MARCH): major events ,days , birthdays, deaths


180 -Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius died and his son left as a alone emperor at 18 years

432 - Saint Patrick,at age 16 was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland (traditional date)

1521 -  Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines

1860 -  6 years after the forcible ending of Japan's isolationist policy by US Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry, 

the Japanese Embassy arrives in San Francisco to sign a Treaty of Friendship

1861 -  Italy was unified into a single kingdom under Victor Emmanuel II by the campaigns led by Giuseppe Garibaldi

1898 -  John Philip Holland achieved successful test run for the first modern submarine off Staten Island, submerging for 

1 hour 40 minutes

1905 - Albert Einstein finished with his scientific paper about his Quantum Theory of Light, one of the foundations of

 modern physics

1932 -  German police raid Adolf Hitler's Nazi headquarters

1938 -  The Italian Air Force, in the support of Francisco Franco, bombbared Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War

1987 -  Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an innings of 96 vs Pak

1996 -  in Cricket World Cup, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan: Aravinda de Silva scored 107 

 and takes 3/42 as Sri Lanka beats Australia by 7 wickets and became Player of Series

2002 - WrestleMania XVIII, Skydome, Toronto : Triple H beats Chris Jericho for the 

 WWF Heavyweight title

2017 -  Live-action remake "Beauty and the Beast" directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson opend in 2007

famous birthdays in India – Famous people that have birthdays on this day 

1896- T. Madiah Gowda, Indian politician who was elected to the Lok Sabha from Bangalore South constituency.

1911- Tej Singh Prabhakar, was the last ruling Maharaja of Alwar.

1912- Manohar Aich, Indian bodybuilder who won Mr. Universe title.

1919- Pankaj Charan Das, classical dancer, choreographer and  Guru of Odissi dance.

1958- T. S. Nandakumar

1974- Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Indian author, journalist, host and former model was born

1978- Rahul Raj, music composer who has composed and produced original scores and soundtracks for Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil movies.

1990- Saina Nehwal, professional badminton singles player. 

 Famous people that have death anniversaries

1968- Ghulam Mohammed, film score composer, who is most remembered for his work in Hindi musical-hit films 

1989- Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna, was the leader of Congress Party  and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

1996- Anil Chatterjee, Indian actor in the Bengali cinema during the early fifties through the mid-nineties 

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