The various dates of a calendar play an important part in our lives. The day our parents got married or the sad demise of one of our ancestors gives us reasons to remember a particular date. However if someone asks us about the important historical events that occurred on the March 17th most of us would be absolutely clueless about the importance of this day. Maybe a handful of people who are enthusiastic about history would be able to cite certain events, but most of us would be blank. If we glance through the pages of our history books, we will be zapped by the significance of so many dates, that we tend to ignore. The 17th of March is filled with so many events, which give an insight of how vast world history is. Ranging from Dalai Lama’s famous journey to significant developments in the fields of literature and sports, many interesting facts are associated with this date. Read on to be amazed at the unexpected turns and twists of the events which not only entertain but also provide us with a roadmap for the future.