Mar 17 , 2020
This Day in Military History
1756- St. patrick’s Day was 1st celebrated in NYC at Crown & Thistle Tavern
1766- Britain repeals the Stamp Act, however they deepen their control by passing the Declaratory Act. Allowing Great Britain the right to pass any laws governing the colonies.
1942- General Douglas MacArthur arrived in Australia to become supreme commander of Allied forces in the Pacific theater.
1973- The Hanoi Hilton, North Vietnamese Prisoner of War camp released the first group of POW’s.
2003- President Bush gave Saddam Hussein 48 hours to go into exile.
2014- Navy SEALs take over a disavowed oil tanker in international waters previously seized by Libyan rebels
Source: This day in Military History