Friday, March 17, 2023

History for March 17

History for March 17 -
Kurt Russell 1951 - Actor
  • 0461 - Bishop Patrick, St. Patrick, died in Saul. Ireland celebrates this day in his honor. (More about St. Patrick's Day)
  • 1756 - St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in New York City for the first time. The event took place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern.
  • 1930 - In New York, construction began on the Empire State Building. Excavation at the site began on January 22.
  • 1961 - The U.S. increased military aid and technicians to Laos.
  • 1969 - Golda Meir was sworn in as the fourth premier of Israel.
  • 1973 - The first American prisoners of war (POWs) were released from the "Hanoi Hilton" in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
  • 1989 - A series of solar flares caused a violent magnetic storm that brought power outages over large regions of Canada.
  • 1998 - Washington Mutual announced it had agreed to buy H.F. Ahmanson and Co. for $9.9 billion dollars. The deal created the nation's seventh-largest banking company.
  • 1999 - The International Olympic Committee expelled six of its members in the wake of a bribery scandal.

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