March 17 in History
1905March 17, 1905:
1908March 17, 1908:
American boxer Tommy Burns knocks out Ireland’s Jem Roche in under 1.30s to claim the world heavyweight title.
1969March 17, 1969:
Golda Meir is elected as the fourth Prime Minister of Israel.
1992March 17, 1992:
Almost 69 percent of White South African eligible voters vote to repeal apartheid.
2000March 17, 2000:
The headquarters of the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, a Ugandan doomsday cult, is gutted by fire leading to the discovery of over 770 bodies of members who were killed by the cult’s leaders.
- March 17, 2000:
Julia Roberts becomes the first actress to be paid $20 million per film for her role in “Erin Brokovich”.
2002March 17, 2002:
Triple H beats Chris Jericho at WrestleMania XVIII to become the undisputed WWF heavyweight champion.
2014March 17, 2014:
Australian singer Sia releases her single, “Chandelier”.
2017March 17, 2017:
The American musical fantasy film, “Beauty and the Beast” is released in theatres in the United States.
2019March 17, 2019:
Facebook reports that it removed 1.5 million video uploads of the Christchurch mosque shootings.