On this day, March 17, in 1957 President Ramon Magsaysay and 25 companions died in a plane crash on Mt. Manunggal, Cebu.
The official calendar of the Republic of the Philippines: an almanac of Philippine commemorations enlivened with illustrations and information. –Manila: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, .
On this day in 1992, 69% of white South Africans voted in favor of FW de Klerk’s reforms, including the abolition of the apartheid system in the country.
On this day in 1950, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced that they had synthesized element 98, californium.
March is Burn Prevention Month (Proclamation No. 360, s. 1989)
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