The 17t o Mairch is the 76t day o the year (77t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 289 days ti come.
- 1328 - Isabella o Fraunce, on behalf o her 15-year-auld son Edward III o Ingland, recognises the unthirldom o Scotland, endin the first o the Scots Wars o Unthirldom.
- 1337 - Edward, the Black Prince becomes Prince o Wales.
- 1805 - The Napoleonic Kinrick o Italy is foondit.
- 1861 - The seicont Kinrick o Italy is foondit.
- 1899 - Saturn's muin Phoebe is discovered.
- 1945 - Warld War II: The Ludendorff Brig in Remagen, Germany, collapses 10 days efter its captur.
- 1957 - Preses o the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay an 24 ithers are kilt in a plane crash on the island o Cebu.
- 1959 - Tenzin Gyatso, 14t Dalai Lama, flees Tibet tae Indie.
- 1963 - Munt Agung erupts on the island o Bali, Indonesie, killin 1,100 fowk.
- 1969 - Golda Meir becomes Prime meenister o Israel.
- 1969 - The Longhope lifeboat disaster in the Pentland Firth kills 8 crew members.
- 1988 - Avianca Flicht 410 crashes intae a muntain in eastren Colombie, killin 143 fowk.
- 1992 - A suicide car bombin at Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentinae, kills 29 fowk.
- 1992 - A referendum in Sooth Africae approves the end o Apartheid.
- 2003 - Robin Cook resigns frae the Breetish cabinet ower plans tae gang tae war in Iraq.
- 2009 - Preses o Madagascar Marc Ravalomanana resigns efter a poleetical crisis.
- 2018 - Roushie expels 23 Breetish diplomats in response tae the Unitit Kinrick takin the semme action wi 23 o theirs, an decide tae close the Breetish Consulate in Saunt Petersburg an end the wirk o the Breetish Cooncil in Roushie, in a diplomatic row ower the poisonin o Sergei Skripal in Salisbury.
- 1473 - James IV o Scotland (d. 1513)
- 1676 - Thomas Boston, Scots kirk leader, theologian an philosopher (d. 1732)
- 1834 - Gottlieb Daimler, German ingineer (d. 1900)
- 1865 - Gabriel Narutowicz, Pols statesman (d. 1922)
- 1919 - Nat King Cole, American muisicker (d. 1965)
- 1920 - Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, 1st Preses o Bangladesh (d. 1975)
- 1930 - Willie MacFarlane, Scots fitbawer (d. 2010)
- 1938 - Keith O'Brien, Northren Ireland-born Scots cardinal (d. 2018)
- 1938 - Rudolf Nureyev, Roushie dancer an choreographer (d. 1993)
- 1941 - Paul Kantner, American muisicker (d. 2016)
- 1942 - John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (d. 1994)
- 1951 - Kurt Russell, American actor an producer
- 1953 - James Dornan, Scots politeecian
- 1955 - Gary Sinise, American actor
- 1962 - Kalpana Chawla, Indian-American astronaut (d. 2003)
- 1964 - Rob Lowe, American actor
- 1966 - Andrew Rosindell, Inglish politeecian
- 1969 - Alexander McQueen, Inglis fashion designer (d. 2010)
- 1973 - Caroline Corr, Erse sangster an muisicker
- 1976 - Stephen Gately, Erse pop sangster (d. 2009)
- 1978 - Owen Thompson, Scots politeecian
- 1985 - Darren Barr, Scots fitbawer
- 1990 - Hozier, Erse sangster an sangwriter
- 1990 - Jean Segura, Dominican basebaw player
- 1990 - Greg Stewart, Scots fitbawer
- 1992 - John Boyega, Inglis actor
- 1997 - Ryan Hardie, Scots fitbawer
- 1997 - Katie Ledecky, American soummer
- 180 - Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor (b. 121)
- 461 or 493 - Saunt Patrick, Patron Saunt o Ireland
- 1040 - Harold Harefit, King o Ingland
- 1058 - Lulach, King o Scots
- 1715 - Gilbert Burnet, Scots philosopher, historian an bishop (b. 1643)
- 1782 - Daniel Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician an pheesicist (b. 1700)
- 1849 - William II o the Netherlands (b. 1792)
- 1853 - Christian Doppler, Austrick pheesicst (b. 1803)
- 1927 - James Scott Skinner, Scots dancin master, violinist an componer (b. 1843)
- 1937 - Austen Chamberlain, Inglis politeecian (b. 1863)
- 1956 - Irène Joliot-Curie, French pheesicist an chemist (b. 1897)
- 1957 - Ramon Magsaysay, Preses o the Philippines (b. 1907)
- 2011 - Michael Gough, Inglis actor (b. 1916)
- 2012 - Pape Shenouda III o Alexandria (b. 1923)
- 2017 - Derek Walcott, Saunt Lucian poet an playwricht (b. 1930)
- 2019 - Manohar Parrikar, Indie politeecian (b. 1955)
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