On This Day

Historical Events on March 17 (Part 2)

  • 2019 US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces her presidential bid
  • 2019 Facebook removes 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch mosque shootings in first 24 hrs after the attack, although only 1.2 million blocked at upload
  • 2019 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins biggest cheque in golf ($2.25m) by 1 stroke from Jim Furyk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrives in the US for face-to-face meetings with Donald Trump

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
President of Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2020 European Union announces a 30-day ban on entering its 26 countries for almost all travelers as it struggles to contain coronavirus COVID-19
  • 2020 Golden Raspberry Film Awards (Razzies): Musical "Cats" wins six awards including worst film
  • 2020 Chad begins repaying a $100 million debt to Angola with cattle, as more than 1,000 cows arrive in Luanda
  • 2020 UEFA announces the postponement of its flagship national team football competition, UEFA EURO 2020, due to be played in June / July due to the coronavirus emergency
  • 2020 French Open becomes first Grand Slam tennis tournament to be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic; moves from May 24-June 7 to September 20-October 4; conflicts with Laver Cup men’s team event