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 This day in History - March 17
429 Historic Events for March 17
1860

Japanese embassy arrives aboard Candinmarruh [sic]

Event
1861

Petter Conrad Boman, composer, dies at 56

Death
1861

Italy declares independence; Kingdom of Italy proclaimed

Event
1862

Fromental Halevy, [Elie Levy], French opera composer, dies at 62

Death
1863

Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA (211 casualities)

Event
1863

John Pelham, US Confederate artillery major, dies in battle at 24

Death
1864

Alexandre Calamo, Swiss painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 53

Death
1868

Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued

Event
1870

Mass legislature authorizes incorporation of Wellesley Female Seminary

Event
1871

National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized

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1872

Billy Quaife, cricketer (England batsman 1899-1902)

Birth
1873

Chard Somerset, 1st woman Cabinet minister (1929-31)

Birth
1873

Margaret Bondfield, Brit Labour leader/1st woman cabinet member

Birth
1874

Kincsem, horse that never lost a race

Birth
1874

Stephen Samuel Wise, US, pres of Zionist Org of America

Birth
1876

Frederic Ayers, composer

Birth
1876

1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks)

Event
1876

Gen Crook destroy Cheyennes and Oglala-Sioux indian camps

Event
1877

Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)

Birth
1877

Bill Midwinter completes Test Crickets' 1st 5-wkt haul, 5-78 v Eng

Event
1880

Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer

Birth
1881

Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)

Birth
1884

John Joseph Montgomery makes 1st glider flight, Otay, Calif

Event
1886

Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 blacks killed

Event
1887

Ben Sajet, Dutch physician/politician

Birth