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  • Kyoto, Japan
    Thursday Mar 2, 2017

    Nintendo

    The Nintendo Switch

    Kyoto, Japan
    Thursday Mar 2, 2017

    The Switch was officially released on March 3, 2017, worldwide, notably in all key markets, but excluding some parts of Asia, including India and Mainland China. It was released with an MSRP of ¥29,980 in Japan, US$299.99 in the United States, GB£279.99 in the United Kingdom, and A$469.95 in Australia; with standardized pricing for the European market varying. The set includes a Switch console, a dock, two Joy-Con controllers (left and right) and straps, a Joy-Con Grip, an AC power adapter and an HDMI cable. There were two Switch bundles available at launch, one with grey Joy-Con and one with neon red and blue Joy-Con. Nintendo feared that a higher price would harm sales, which prompted them to not include any additional hardware or games.




  • U.S.
    Monday Mar 6, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump issued a revised order

    U.S.
    Monday Mar 6, 2017

    On March 6, Trump issued a revised order, which excluded Iraq, gave specific exemptions for permanent residents, and removed priorities for Christian minorities. Again federal judges in three states blocked its implementation.




  • New Zealand
    Tuesday Mar 7, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

    New Zealand
    Tuesday Mar 7, 2017

    Following her win in the by-election, Ardern was unanimously elected as deputy leader of the Labour Party on 7 March 2017, following the resignation of Annette King who was intending to retire at the next election. Ardern's vacant list seat was taken by Raymond Huo.




  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 14, 2017

    Donald Trump

    The First two pages of Trump's 2005 federal income tax returns were leaked

    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 14, 2017

    On March 14, 2017, the first two pages of Trump's 2005 federal income tax returns were leaked to MSNBC. The document states that Trump had a gross adjusted income of $150 million and paid $38 million in federal taxes. The White House confirmed the authenticity of the documents.




  • Vatican City, Italy
    Monday Mar 20, 2017

    Rwandan genocide

    Pope Francis

    Vatican City, Italy
    Monday Mar 20, 2017

    On 20 March 2017, Pope Francis acknowledged that while some Catholic nuns and priests in the country were killed during the genocide, others were complicit in it and took part in preparing and executing the genocide.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 22, 2017

    The palace of Westminster England

    Islamist-related terror attack

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 22, 2017

    On 22 March 2017 an Islamist-related terror attack happened in which a man stabbed a police officer after ploughing into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. Five people were killed, including the attacker and the police officer.




  • Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tuesday Mar 28, 2017

    Amazon

    Amazon confirmed it would be acquiring Souq.com

    Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tuesday Mar 28, 2017

    Souq.com is the largest E-Commerce platform in the Middle East based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On March 28, 2017, Amazon confirmed it would be acquiring Souq.com for $580 million. Souq.com is now a subsidiary of Amazon, and acts as Amazon's arm into the Middle East region.


  • Russia
    Thursday Mar 30, 2017

    St. Patrick's Day

    Russian Orthodox Church feast

    Russia
    Thursday Mar 30, 2017

    In 2017, the Russian Orthodox Church added the feast day of Saint Patrick to its liturgical calendar, to be celebrated on 30 March [O.S. 17 March].


  • Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, India
    Thursday Mar 30, 2017

    Virat Kohli

    Reciving Padma Shri award

    Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, India
    Thursday Mar 30, 2017

    Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was awarded the Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, which is the fourth-highest civilian award in the Republic of India.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 31, 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    580,000 people visited the palace

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 31, 2017

    In the year to 31 March 2017, 580,000 people visited the palace, and 154,000 visited the gallery.


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