THIS DAY IN HISTORY 17/03


This day in #history 17/03

MARCH 17TH

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1861 – Italy declares independence; Kingdom of Italy proclaimed

1921 – Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics

1961 – South Africa leaves British Commonwealth

2003 – British Cabinet Minister Robin Cook, resigns over government plans for the war with Iraq.

2004 – Unrest in Kosovo results in more than 22 killed, 200 wounded, and the destruction of 35 Serb Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Nis.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1922 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding Leader of Bangladesh (d. 1975)

FAMOUS DEATHS

1956 – Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 58

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FAMOUS WEDDING

1905 – Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt

1961 – Actor Christopher Lee (38) weds actress Gitte Lee (25)

1967 – Novelist Alice Walker (23) weds civil rights lawyer Melvyn Leventhal in New York City

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