This Day in History

March 17th in History

Happy St. Patrick's Day! On this day, Italy was unified, the Ludendorff Bridge was destroyed, Californium was synthesized, Vanguard I was launched, and the Dalai Lama fled Tibet. It's the birthday of John Sebastian, John Wayne Gacy, Nureyev, and Nat King Cole; Helen Hayes, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Fred Allen, and Marcus Aurelius died — as did the voice of Woody Woodpecker voice and the Robin Hood of Slovakia.

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Quote of the Day

"A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company."

Charles Evans Hughes, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court born April 11, 1862