On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 2016

Historical Events

  • Archaeologists announce the discovery of an 2,500 year old iron age warrior king burial ground, with 75 graves in Pocklington, Northern England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff
President of Brazil
Dilma Rousseff

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Daniels, British magician (The Paul Daniels Magic Show), dies at 77
2016 Highlights

About March 17, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces