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.



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