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 This day in History - March 17
429 Historic Events for March 17
1918

US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles

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1918

US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Rosemary Beresford

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1918

Mercedes McCambridge, Joliet Ill, actress (All the King's Men)

Birth
1919

Hank Sauer, baseball player (NL MVP 1952)

Birth
1919

Dutch steel workers strike for 8 hr day and minimum wages

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1919

Nat "King" Cole, Montgomery Ala, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa)

Birth
1920

John La Montaine, Oak Park Ill, composer (Pulitzer 1959)

Birth
1921

Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics

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1921

Mick Harvey, cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire)

Birth
1921

Sailors revolt in Kronstadt (thousands die)

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1921

Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)

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1922

Megan Bull, British head mistress (Holloway Jail)

Birth
1923

Margaret Bondfield, 1st woman chairman (Trades Union Congress)

Birth
1924

Netherlands and USSR begin talks over USSR recognition

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1924

Sweden and USSR exchange diplomats

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1924

Eugene O'Neill's "Welded," premieres in NYC

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1924

Stephen Dodgson, composer

Birth
1925

G M Hughes, British zoologist

Birth
1925

Jerome Lejeune, physiologist

Birth
1926

Spain and Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations

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1926

Richard Rodgers and L Hart's musical "Girl Friend," premieres in NYC

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1926

Dutch Calvinists oust Rev J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3

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1926

Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)

Birth
1927

Nancy Sheehan, writer

Birth
1927

Sulkhan Ivanovich Nasidze, composer

Birth