17 March It Happened Today
1792 Death of Swiss physicist Daniel Bernoulli.
1834 Birth of German car maker Gottlieb Daimler.
1917 Birth of American singer Nat “king” Cole.
1938 Birth of Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
1969 Golda Meir becomes Israel’s prime minister.
1978 The oil tanker Amoco Cadiz runs aground off the coast of Brittany.