March 17th (2000) was a Friday. It's the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 289 days left to the end of the year.
Historical Events for 17th March, 2000
» 530 members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in a fire, considered to be a mass murder or suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult. Elsewhere another 248 members are later found dead.
March 17th Holidays in History
» Christian Feast Day:
» Alexius of Rome (Eastern Church)
» Gertrude of Nivelles
» Joseph of Arimathea (Latin liturgical rites named Western Church)
» Saint Patrick named Patrick
» March 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
» Evacuation Day (Massachusetts) named Evacuation Day (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
» Liberalia, in honor of Dionysus known as Liber Pater. Considered by some to be part of Agonalia. (Ancient Rome)