On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Archaeologists announce discovery of iron age warrior king buriel ground with 75 graves 2,500 years old in Pocklington, Northern England
  • Brazilian federal judge blocks swearing-in of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as Chief of Staff to President Dilma Rousseff, as part of "Car Wash" controversy

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Daniels, British magician (The Paul Daniels Magic Show), dies at 77