MARCH 17TH

1756, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in New York City for the first time. The event takes place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern.
1762, The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held in New York City.
1912, the Camp Fire Girls are organized.
1919, the “Unforgettable” Nat “King” Cole was born in Montgomery, Alabama.
1969Golda Meir became Prime Minister of Israel.
1990Traffic and Blind Faith bassist Rick Grech dies at age 43.
1992, South African President F.W. de Klerk wins a white only referendum.
1994Ronald Reagan accused Oliver North of fabricating his evidence in the Iran-contra scandal.
2004, Original MTV VJ J.J. Jackson dies at age 62.
2008, New York State Governor Elliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. David Paterson becomes New York State governor.
2013Pope Francis delivers his first Angelus prayer and blessing.
2014, The Republic of Crimea is declared.
2016, Archaeologists announce discovery of iron age warrior king buriel ground with 75 graves, 2,500 years old in Pocklington, Northern England.

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