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Friday, March 17, 2017

This was 76th day of the year and 289 days remained in the year.

in history
1762
The first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in New York City.
1776
British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.
1870
Wellesley Female Seminary (later Wellesley College) received its charter from the Massachusetts legislature.
1942
Gen. Douglas MacArthur became supreme commander of Allied forces in the southwest Pacific theater during World War II.
1963
Mount Agung on Bali erupted, killing 1,184 people.
1969
Golda Meir was sworn in as prime minister of Israel.
2003
President Bush delivered an ultimatum to Saddam Hussein: leave Iraq within 48 hours or face an attack.
March 17 Birthdays Roger Taney Pronunciation: [tô´nE]
1777–1864, American jurist, fifth Chief Justice of the United States (1836–64), b. Calvert co., Md., grad. Dickinson College, 1795.
Rudolf Nureyev ballet dancer
Nat "King" Cole singer
James Bridger mountain man
Bayard Rustin civil rights activist
Gloria Swanson actress
Kate Greenaway illustrator and watercolorist



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