17 March 2023: 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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