St. patrick's Day
Today is Sunday, March 17, the 76th day of 2013. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick's Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 17, 1973, U.S. Aviation based armed forces Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm, a liberated detainee of the Vietnam War, was cheerfully welcomed by his family on the tarmac at Travis Air Force Base in California in a scene caught in a Pulitzer Prize-scoring photo by Slava Veder of The Associated Press.
On this date:
In A.D. 461 (or A.D. 493, hinging on sources), St. Patrick, the supporter example of piety of Ireland, perished in Saul.
In 1762, New York's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred.
In 1861, Victor Emmanuel II was declared the first lord of an united Italy.
In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt first compared crusading columnists to a man with "the muckrake in his grasp" in a talk to the Gridiron Club in Washington.
In 1912, the Camp Fire Girls conglomeration was fused in Washington, D.C., two years to the day following it was established in Thetford, Vt. (The gathering is presently reputed to be Camp Fire USA.)
In 1943, the Taoiseach of Ireland, Eamon de Valera, conveyed a radio talk regarding "The Ireland That We Dreamed Of."
In 1950, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley declared they had made another radioactive component, "californium."
In 1963, Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, an American, was glorified by Pope John XXIII. (She was sainted 12 years after the fact by Pope Paul VI.)
In 1966, an U.S. dwarf submarine placed a missing hydrogen shell which had tumbled from an American aerial attacker into the Mediterranean off Spain.
In 1970, the United States throws its first veto in the U.N. Security Council. (The U.S. murdered a determination that might have sentenced Britain for washout to utilize constrain to oust the white-led legislature of Rhodesia.)
In 1988, Avianca Flight 410, a Boeing 727, crashed after takeoff into a mountain in Colombia, slaughtering every last one of the 143 individuals ready.
In 1993, Helen Hayes, the "First Lady of the American Theater," expired in Nyack, N.Y., at age 92.
Ten years back: Edging to the verge of war, President George W. Bramble gave Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave his nation. Iraq dismissed Bush's last word, stating that an U.S. assault to constrain Saddam from force might be "a grave confusion." In Washington, D.C., tobacco planter Dwight Ware Watson, asserting to be convey shells, drove a tractor and trailer into a lake on the National Mall; the danger disturbed activity for two days until Watson surrendered; there were no shells. (Watson served 16 months in jail.)
Five years back: Democratic presidential applicant Hillary Rodham Clinton, reviewing a goodwill outing she'd made to Bosnia as first woman in March 1996, stated she recalled arriving under "expert rifleman discharge" —an articulation that clashed with records of the time. David Paterson was confirmed as legislative leader of New York; he succeeded Eliot Spitzer, who'd surrendered as a result of a prostitution outrage. A female suicide aerial attacker struck Shiite Muslim worshippers in the sacred city of Karbala, slaughtering no less than 49 individuals. Paul McCartney's separate from Heather Mills was settled for $48.6 million.
One year prior: Bombings slaughtered no less than 27 individuals close insights and security structures in the Syrian capital Damascus. John Demjanjuk, 91, declared guilty being a flat-standing watch at the Sobibor demise camp, however who upheld his guiltlessness, kicked the bucket in Bad Feilnbach, Germany.