On This Day

Historical Events on March 17 (Part 2)

  • 2019 Flash flooding and a landslides kills at least 73 and injures about 60 in Sentani and Jayapura, Papua, eastern Indonesia
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 2020 European Union announces a 30-day ban on entering its 26 countries for almost all travelers as it struggles to contain 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 COVID-19 emergency
  • 2020 French Open becomes first Grand Slam tennis tournament to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic; moves from May 24-June 7 to September 20-October 4; conflicts with Laver Cup men’s team event
  • 2021 America's Cup, Auckland: Emirates Team New Zealand beats Italian yacht Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli by 46s in race 10 for a 7-3 series victory and retain the cup