On This Day

Events in History in March 2017

  • Mar 1 Gustav Klimt's painting "Bauerngarten" sells for $59.3m in London
  • Mar 2 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia after revelations he met Russian ambassador
  • Mar 3 Mass grave of 800 children and infants confirmed at a former Catholic care home in Tuam, Ireland

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Mar 5 US President Donald Trump in a tweet accuses former President Obama without offering any evidence of wiretapping Trump Towers during the presidential campaign

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Mar 6 US President Donald Trump signs his second executive order barring travelers from 6 mostly-Muslim countries for 90 days but leaves out Iraq
  • Mar 6 Wikileaks publishes "Vault 7" CIA documents detailing its hacking and surveillance techniques
  • Mar 7 Malta's famous landmark the Azure Window collapses into the sea after a storm
  • Mar 7 19 girls killed in a fire at a government-run care center in San José Pinula, Guatemala
  • Mar 8 Aboriginal DNA study by University of Adelaide shows Aboriginal population dates back 50,000 years from one migration
  • Mar 8 FC Barcelona in a great comeback become 1st team to overturn 4-0 deficit beating St-Germain 6-5 in return game to reach the Champions League quarter finals

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Mar 10 South Korean judges uphold parliaments' decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye

1st Female President of South Korea Park Geun-hye
1st Female President of South Korea
Park Geun-hye
  • Mar 11 At least 65 killed in landslide at rubbish dump near Addis Ababa, Ethopia
  • Mar 14 European Court of Justice rules companies can ban staff from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves
  • Mar 15 Dutch elections; Prime Minister Mark Rutte's centre-right VVD party win 33 seats vs against 20 for right wing Geert Wilder's Party of Freedom

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Mar 15 French fashion house Givenchy appoints it first female designer, Englishwoman Clare Waight Keller

Courtier and Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy
Courtier and Fashion Designer
Hubert de Givenchy
  • Mar 16 US President Donald Trump's second travel ban is blocked by 2 federal courts

  • Mar 20 Indian rivers Yamuna and the Ganges declared "living entities" by court in the state of Uttarakhand
  • Mar 22 Arctic records its lowest ever winter ice cover according to US National Snow and Ice Data Center, 5.5 million square miles
  • Mar 22 Tomb of Jesus reopens after restoration in Jerusalem
  • Mar 22 Terrorist attack on London's Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament kills 4 including a police officer and injures 40
  • Mar 24 US President Donald Trump and Republican party forced to pull their attempt to repeal Obamacare after internal opposition
  • Mar 25 Largest banana split ever, at 8,040 metres long, is made in Innisfail, Australia

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Mar 26 Anti-corruption protests in Russia result in hundreds arrested including opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Political Activist Alexei Navalny
Political Activist
Alexei Navalny
  • Mar 26 Mass protests in Chile over country's privatised pension system
  • Mar 26 Carrie Lam is first woman elected to lead Hong Kong by Beijing-influenced electoral commission
  • Mar 28 US confirms likely it is behind the air strike in Mosul, Iraq, that led to collapse of a building that killed more than 100 civilians
  • Mar 28 Britain introduces 1st new pound coin in 30 years with secret security feature inside to stop counterfeiting
  • Mar 28 World's largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 metres found in Kimberley, Western Australia
  • Mar 28 US President Donald Trump signs Energy Independence executive order undoing Obama climate-control measures
  • Mar 28 Cyclone Debbie strikes north east Queensland coast as a category 4 storm

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Mar 29 Ivanka Trump assumes an unpaid position as Advisor to the President, Donald Trump

Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump Ivanka Trump
Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump
Ivanka Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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Mar 29 UK Prime Minister Theresa May sends a letter to the EU invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, formally triggering Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Mar 29 Man's body found inside a 7m long reticulated python in Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Mar 30 North Carolina repeals its controversial bathroom law that restricted transgender use
  • Mar 30 Venezuela Supreme Court takes over legislative powers of the National Assembly, opposition calls it a coup
  • Mar 30 Ex-South Korean president Park Geun-hye arrested in corruption investigation
  • Mar 31 Mudslides caused by heavy rains sweep through Mocoa, Colombia killing more than 200