Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 17

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This is a list of selected March 17 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 17, 2019 featured article or the March 17, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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45 BCCaesar's Civil War: Julius Caesar scored his final military victory at the Battle of Munda, defeating the Optimate forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger. multiple issues
1337Edward the Black Prince became the first duke in English history, when he was created the Duke of Cornwall. unreferenced section
1805Napoleon transformed the Italian Republic into the Kingdom of Italy. refimprove section
1958Vanguard 1, the first solar-powered satellite, and the oldest human-launched object still in Earth orbit today, was launched. refimprove section
1963 – The most recent eruption of Mount Agung on Bali, Indonesia, killed approximately 1,500 people. {{prose}}
1992 – A suicide bomber killed 29 people and injured 242 others at the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. refimprove section
2004Unrest in Kosovo broke out, resulting in the deaths of 28, the wounding of more than 600 others, and the destruction of several Serb Orthodox churches and shrines. refimprove sections


March 17: Saint Patrick's Day

Wreckage of the SS Utopia
Wreckage of the SS Utopia

Emily Sartain (b. 1841) · Margaret Bondfield (b. 1873) · Shu Xiuwen (d. 1969)

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