Live Commentary is an opportunity to talk about the ordinary (or extraordinary) things that are happening to us, what we are doing, reading or experiencing on a daily basis.

This is the Live Commentary for Thursday March the 16th, 2017. Today is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days left till the end of the year.

On this day in 1935, Adolf Hitler ordered the re-arming of Germany against the Treaty of Versailles. Conscription was reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.

And in 1978, the supertanker Amoco Cadiz split in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the largest oil spill in history at that time.

And finally in 1989 in Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy was found near the Pyramid of Cheops.

Have a good day, work hard, and smile a lot!