TODAY IN HISTORY - March 17th:

On St Patrick's Day it is customary to wear shamrocks (or green clothing) St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish.

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1753 - 1st official St Patrick's Day
1762 - 1st St Patrick's Day parade in NYC
1992 - 18th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV).  Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire & Alabama take home awards
1993 - 19th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1949 - Patrick Duffy, Townsend Mont, actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis)
1951 - Kurt Russell, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
1949 - Patrick Duffy, Townsend Mont, actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis)
1905 - Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt

GOODBYE TO:

 

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