Register   Login 
Saturday, March 17, 2018
  | -- Yesterday -- | 

1190Crusades massacre Jews of York, England
1792Atempted assasination of Swedish King Gustavus III (inspires Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera")
1802U.S. Military Academy is established at West Point
1815Willem I proclaimed King of the Netherlands, including Belgium
1861Confederate government appoints a commissioners to Britain
1865Battle of Averasboro, NC
1882US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the International Red Cross
1922Fuad I crowned king of Egypt
1926Robert Goddard launches the first liquid fuel rocket, to 184 feet
1935Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty
1943Solomon Is: U.S. destroyers shell Vila.
1944Sub Tautog torpedoes Japanese destroyer Shirakumo east of Hokkaido
1945Iwo Jima: organized Japanese resistance ends, mopping up continues.
1966Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong & Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits
1968My Lai Massacre, perhaps 450 die
1985Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut
  Today in Military History 

Mar 17, 2018
0 Feast of St Patrick, Patron of Ireland and of Engineers
455 Petronius Maximus becomes Roman Emperor
1190Crusades massacre Jews of York, England
1521Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
1776British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
1800HMS Queen Charlotte burns at Livorno, 673 of 829 crewmembers die
1861The Kingdom of Italy is proclaimed
1863Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA
1864Danes defeat Prussians in the naval battle of Jasmond Sound
1876Gen Crook raids Cheyenne & Oglala-Sioux Indian camps
1886Carrollton Massacre, 20 blacks killed in Mississippi
1900Anglo-Boer War: Boer Council of War at Kroonstad
1917Tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne
1931Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee
1932German police raid Hitler's headquarters
1942MacArthur flies from Mindanao to Australia in a B-17.
1942Belzec Concentration Camp opens
1944Admiralty Is: 1st Cavalry Div capture Lorengau airfield, Manus
1945B-29s raid Kobe, inflicting 15,000 casualties.
1959Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
1966US sub locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean off Palomares, Spain
1969Golda Meir becomes Israeli PM
1992Arab terrorists bomb the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aries, 28 dead, 300 injured
1993Bomb in Calcutta, 86 die
  | -- Tomorrow -- | 

1167Battle of El-Babein
1190Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St Edmonds, England
1859Vera Cruz besieged by Conservative forces in the Mexican War of Reform
1871Revolt of the Paris Commune
1890Massachusetts activates the first naval militia unit
1914White Wolf rebels defeat government troops, in Jingdezhen, China
1915British & French lose 6 warships trying to force the Dardanelles
1942Free Netherlands resistance movement announces a boycot of theaters
1943Central Burma" the "Chindits," raid across the Irrawaddy River
1944U.S. Task Group 50.1 bombards Mili Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
1944Nazi Germany seize control of Hungary
1945US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kyushu
1952Communist offensive in Korea begins
1962Algerian War for Independence ends; c. 250,000 have died in seven years
1989California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios
198927th space shuttle mission, Discovery 8, returns to Earth