On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1717

Historical Events

  • A sermon on "The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ" by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provokes the Bangorian Controversy

Famous Birthdays

  • Florian Wrastill, Austrian composer of sacred music, choir master, and Benedictine monk, born near Königgrätz, Bohemia [now Hradec Králové, Czech Republic] (d.1758)
1717 Highlights

About March 31, 1717

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 304 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries