March 17 history: Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India, US approves first Chickenpox vaccine, and more

Here's what happened today in history

1845

British inventor Stephen Perry patents rubber band

(Photograph:WION)

1959

Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India

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1969

Golda Meir becomes first female PM of Israel

(Photograph:WION)

1992

Apartheid in South Africa comes to an end

(Photograph:WION)

1995

US FDA approves first Chickenpox Vaccine

(Photograph:WION)

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