Tuesday 17 March 1942
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Reap the Wild Wind, directed by Cecil B. De Mille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 March 1942 ?
- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- John Gacy: American homicide; indicted on 1/13/1979 for the sadistic sexual assault and murder of 33 young men and boys, most of whom he buried in his cellar.
- John Wayne Gacy Jr in Chicago: Illinois, USA; serial killer (32 boys).
- Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become Supreme Commander
- Belzec Concentration Camp opens-30,000 Lublin Polish Jews transported.
- US General Douglas MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander.
- Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.
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