Historical Events for 17th March 2021

1521 – Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines
1800 – British warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die
1842 – Indians land in Ohio, a 12 square mile area in Upper Sandusky
1898 – John Philip Holland achieves successful test run for the first modern submarine off Staten Island, submerging for 1 hour 40 minutes
1918 – US Ladies’ Figure Skating championship won by Rosemary Beresford
1942 – General Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
1947 – Arnold J. Toynbee appears on the front cover of Time magazine
1966 – South Africa’s government bans Defense and Aid Fund
1985 – Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623′
1995 – British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)

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