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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 2017.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on March 2017: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2017?


Events

  • 01 Mar 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): At least 16 people were killed and 40 more wounded after two suicide bombers attacked Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 02 Mar 2017 Palmyra offensive (2017): The Syrian Army and its allies recapture the ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (Reuters)(Al-Masdar News)
  • 03 Mar 2017 2015 Shoreham Airshow crash: The Air Accidents Investigation Branch determines that a pilot error was the cause of the crash. (BBC)
  • 04 Mar 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): According to provincial officials, at least eight people are killed and another 22 are injured by a roadside bomb in Farah Province. However, according to locals, the attack was actually an airstrike. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 05 Mar 2017 Sudanese conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile: The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North releases 127 prisoners from captivity, mostly troops of the Sudanese military. (Al Jazeera)
  • 06 Mar 2017 Internal conflict in Myanmar: According to the government of Myanmar, at least 30 people are killed in an attack on various police, military, and government installations by the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in Laukkai. Four police officers were also taken hostage. (Reuters)
  • 07 Mar 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Army captures at least 23 villages in North East Aleppo Governorate from ISIL in a matter of hours after an ISIL withdrawal caused by the SAA capturing Al-Khafsah. (Al Masdar News)
  • 08 Mar 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): March 2017 Kabul attack: A suicide bomber and unidentified gunmen dressed as doctors attack a military hospital in Kabul, killing at least 38 people and wounding dozens more. ISIL claims responsibility for the attack. (The Guardian)
  • 09 Mar 2017 Syrian Civil War, American-led intervention in Syria: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, multiple suspected U.S.-led coalition air raids kill at least 23 civilians in the village of al-Matab in northern Syria. (Al Jazeera)
  • 10 Mar 2017 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): A Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a market in Al Hudaydah Governorate, Yemen, kills at least 20 civilians and six Houthi militants. (AFP via Daily Mail)
  • 11 Mar 2017 Syrian Civil War: Twin bombings kill at least 40 people, mostly Shia Iraqi pilgrims, and wound over 100 in the Bab al-Saghir area of Damascus. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • 12 Mar 2017 Syrian Civil War: Tahrir al-Sham, al-Qaeda's branch in Syria, claims responsibility for yesterday's twin bomb attacks in Damascus which left dozens dead. (BBC)
  • 13 Mar 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): At least one person is killed and another eight are wounded after a suicide bomber attacks a bus carrying government employees in Kabul. (Al Jazeera)
  • 14 Mar 2017 Piracy off the coast of Somalia: Off the northern coast of Somalia, Somali pirates hijack the Aris 13, a United Arab Emirates-owned oil tanker, kidnapping eight Sri Lankan crew members. This is the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel in five years. (AP via The Independent)
  • 15 Mar 2017 Israeli authorities shoot into a car that was on a ramming attack at a bus shelter at the Gush Etzion Junction in the West Bank where 13 Palestinians and 3 Israelis have been killed since October 2015. A 16-year-old Palestinian, Fatima Jibrin Taqatqa, had lost control of her car and the teenager now remains in critical condition. (Jewish Press), (Fars)
  • 16 Mar 2017 Piracy off the coast of Somalia: The Somali pirates that hijacked the Aris 13, a United Arab Emirates-owned oil tanker, release it without condition. (BBC)
  • 17 Mar 2017 Yemeni Civil War (2015-present): An unknown perpetrator using an Apache helicopter fires upon a boat carrying Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen, killing at least 40 of them, injuring 35 more. (Reuters), (AFP via MSN)
  • 18 Mar 2017 Syrian Civil War: Around 1,500–2,000 people leave al-Waer district of Homs today for their preferred destination of either Northern Homs Governorate, Idlib Governorate or Turkish Army positions in Northern Aleppo Governorate. Up to 15,000 to 20,000 people including armed militants, their families and supporters will leave the besieged district in the coming weeks with the rest of the population reconciling and receiving aid. (BBC), (Al Masdar News)
  • 19 Mar 2017 New Zealand–United States relations: New Zealand expels an unnamed United States diplomat after the embassy refused to waive his immunity during a police investigation. (BBC)
  • 20 Mar 2017 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): A car bomb in Baghdad's southwestern Hayy Al-A'amel neighborhood kills at least 23 people, and wounds 45 others. (AP via Fox News)
  • 21 Mar 2017 War in Somalia: A car bomb explodes at a checkpoint near the Villa Somalia, the President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's official residence in Mogadishu, killing at least five people. (Citizen)
  • 22 Mar 2017 2017 Westminster attack: An attacker carries out a vehicle-ramming attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London, before stabbing a police officer and subsequently being shot by security forces. Including the attacker, there are at least four people dead. (BBC), (Sky News), (Fox News)
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  • 24 Mar 2017 Insurgency in the North Caucasus: Six Chechen soldiers, along with six militants, are killed in a nighttime attack on a Russian National Guard base in Chechnya. (BBC)
  • 25 Mar 2017 Four people are killed in twin bombings in Sylhet, Bangladesh. (BBC)
  • 26 Mar 2017 A Ukrainian military Mi-2 transport helicopter crashes after hitting a power line near Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast, killing all five people aboard. (Reuters)
  • 27 Mar 2017 The Big Maple Leaf, a solid gold 1 million dollar Canadian coin weighing 100 kilograms (220 lb), is stolen from the Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany.(CBC)
  • 28 Mar 2017 2017 Congolese police decapitation attacks: Authorities find the remains of two missing U.N. investigators—former Swedish politician Zaida Catalán and U.S. national Michael Sharp—in a shallow grave in the province of Kasaï-Central, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Reuters), (BBC), (UN News Centre)
  • 29 Mar 2017 Turkish military intervention in Syria: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announces an end to the operation Euphrates Shield, which was part of international military operations against ISIL. He adds: "Any operation following this one will have a different name." (Deutsche Welle), (Al Jazeera)
  • 30 Mar 2017 Syrian Civil War: According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the total number of refugees from Syria reaches over five million. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 31 Mar 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: A bomb targets a mosque in the city of Parachinar near the border with Afghanistan killing at least 22 people and wounding dozens more. (Reuters)
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Shape Of You
  2. - I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)
  3. - Bad And Boujee
  4. - That's What I Like
  5. - Chained To The Rhythm

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Godfather

The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Country: United States of America

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Country: United States of America

Annie Hall

Annie Hall

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 2017?
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The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler, Justin Scott

The Cutthroat

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Isaac Bell may be on the hunt for the greatest monster of all time in the newest action-adventure novel from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Clive Cussler.

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD "You will not read a more important book about America …

Brighter Than the Sun by Maya Banks

Brighter Than the Sun

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Searing action and passion ignite the latest New York Times bestselling KGI novel from the author of Darkest Before Dawn. The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.

In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear

In This Grave Hour

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"A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle-hardened as Lisbeth Salander." — Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air, on Maisie Dobbs Sunday September 3rd 1939. At the moment Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britain’s declaration of war …

The Obsession by Nora Roberts

The Obsession

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The riveting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. “She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air.