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It happened on a… March 17
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Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court issued warrants of arrest in the context of the situation in Ukraine to Vladimir Putin. The President of the Russian Federation is allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of the population (children) and the illegal transfer of the population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.


French Open becomes first Grand Slam tennis tournament to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA announces the postponement of its flagship national team football competition, UEFA EURO 2020, due to be played in June / July due to the COVID-19 emergency.


A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.


One of the first French New Wave films, “Breathless”, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg is released in France.


The Dalai Lama (Lhama Dhondrub, Tenzin Gyatso) fled Tibet and went to India.


Al Capone was released from jail.


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


Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London.


Bishop Patrick, St. Patrick, died in Saul. Ireland celebrates this day in his honor.

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