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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining March 17. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is March 17 so important!

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Top 10 March 17 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. 17 March is not only Saint Patrick's Day, its also Saint Gertrude of Nevilles Day. She's the patron saint of cats and cat lovers!

  2. On March 17, 2011 Duke University announced that it is the repository for Goodall's notes, photographs and data which have been digitized and are available on-line.

  3. On March 17, 1914 Ramanujan left India for England.

  4. On March 17 a federal judge ruled that the state of Alabama could no longer interfere with the march, which gave President Johnson the legal power to protect it with federal officers and guardsmen.

  5. On March 17, killer Richard Ramirez attacked 22-year-old Maria Hernandez outside her home, shooting her in the face with a .22 caliber handgun after she pulled into her garage. She survived when the bullet ricocheted off the keys she held in her hands as she lifted them to protect herself.

  6. Marcus Aurelius died on March 17, 180 while on military campaign near what is the modern city of Vienna. It is believed he died of natural causes at the age of fifty-eight.

  7. The record for fastest coast to coast flight is held by the SR-71 Blackbird. On March 6th 1990, Lt. Col. Ed Yeilding and Lt. Col. J.T. Vida flew the SR-71 Blackbird from Los Angeles, California to Dulles International Airport in Virginia in 68 minutes 17 seconds.

  8. The Vanguard 1 satellite was launched by the United States on March 17, 1958. Non-functioning now, but remains the oldest man-made object still in orbit. It's decay date (when it burns up in the earth's atmosphere) will be in 2198 or in 179 years.

  9. The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

  10. Between October 26, 2002 and March 1, 2003 Grohl was in the number one spot on the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks, as a member of three different groups. Nirvana, Foo Fighters & QOTSA