HISTORY
17 March 2021: This day in history

432 Saint Patrick, aged about 16 is captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland (traditional date)

1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines

1861 Italy is unified into a single kingdom under Victor Emmanuel II following the campaigns led by Giuseppe Garibaldi

1905 Albert Einstein finishes his scientific paper detailing his Quantum Theory of Light, one of the foundations of modern physics

1939 Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and the Japanese breaks out (Sino-Japanese War 1937-1945)

1942 Bełżec Concentration Camp opens with the transport of 30,000 Lublin Polish Jews

Source: Onthisday.com

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