17 March

17 March

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 17th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 17th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • Saint Patrick Day.

Historic Events

1941: A British couple sleeps inside a “Morrison shelter” used as protection from collapsing homes during the WWII ‘Blitz’ bombing raids… March 1941 –

1941: A British couple sleeps inside a “Morrison shelter” used as protection from collapsing homes during the WWII ‘Blitz’ bombing raids… March 1941 –

1905: Albert Einstein finishes his scientific paper detailing his Quantum Theory of Light, one of the foundations of modern physics.

1521: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines in 1521.

45 BC: Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda in 45 BC.

Famous Birthdays

  • Kalpana Chawla was born.
  • Saina Nehwal was born.
  • Sekh Mujibur Rahman was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Marcus Aurelius died.
  • Saint Patrick died.
  • Napoleon Louis Bonaparte died.

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