17 March – This Day in History

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 17th February. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

Saint Patrick’s Day Of Irland

Important Events:

  • 1997: Air-conditioned taxi service launched in Mumbai
  • 1969: Golda Meir was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman and politician and the fourth electedPrime Minister of Israel.
  • 1958: Vanguard 1 (ID: 1958-Beta 2) was the fourth artificial Earth orbital satellite launched It was the first satellite to be solar powered.

Birthday / Anniversary:

Kalpana Chawla, Indian-American engineer and astronaut
  • 1920: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1st and 4th President of Bangladesh)
  • 1864: Joseph Baptista, Indian engineer, lawyer, and politician
  • 1909: Ramchandra Narayan Dandekar (1909– 2001) was an Indologist and Vedic scholar
  • 1962: Kalpana Chawla, Indian-American engineer and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • 1975: Puneeth Rajkumar, Indian actor, singer, and producer
  • 1990: Saina Nehwal, Indian Badminton Player

Death / Death Anniversary:

  • 1957: Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay, seventh President of the
    Irène Joliot-Curie, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

    Republic of the Philippines
  • 1956: Irène Joliot-Curie, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1910: Anutai Wagh – Social Worker
  • 1882: Vishnushastri Chiplunkar was a Marathi writer
  • 1782: Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-Swiss mathematician and physicist (b. 1700)

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