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March 17th - St. Patrick's Day


Today is Saturday, March 17, the 77th day of 2012. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 17, 1912, the Camp Fire Girls organization was incorporated in Washington, D.C., two years to the day after it was founded in Thetford, Vt. (The group is now known as Camp Fire USA.)

On this date:
In 45 BC, In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.
In 180, Marcus Aurelius dies, leaving Commodus as the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.
In 455, Petronius Maximus becomes, with support of the Roman Senate, emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
In 461 (or 493, depending on sources), St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died in Saul.
In 624, Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeat the Quraysh of Mecca in the Battle of Badr.
In 1337, Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
In 1762, New York's first St. Patrick's Day parade took place.
In 1776, British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.
In 1780, American Revolution: George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence".
In 1805, The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King.
In 1842, The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is formed;
In 1860, The First Taranaki War begins in Taranaki, New Zealand, a major phase of the New Zealand land wars.
In 1861, The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) is proclaimed. Victor Emmanuel II was proclaimed the first king of a united Italy.
In 1891, SS Utopia collides with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sinks, killing 562 of the 880 passengers on board.
In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt first likened crusading journalists to a man with "the muckrake in his hand" in a speech to the Gridiron Club in Washington.
In 1910, the U.S. National Museum, a precursor to the National Museum of Natural History, opened in Washington, D.C.
In 1921, The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
In 1937, The Pedaliante achieves the first sustained 1 km human-powered flight.
In 1939, Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and Japan begins,
In 1941, In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In 1942, six days after departing the Philippines during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur declared, "I came through and I shall return" as he arrived in Australia to become supreme commander of Allied forces in the southwest Pacific theater.
In 1942, Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.
In 1945, The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture.
In 1947, First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
In 1948, In Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.
In 1950, Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name "Californium".
In 1957, A plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
In 1958, The United States launches the Vanguard 1 satellite.
In 1959, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
In 1960, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
In 1963, Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
In 1966, Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
In 1969, Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
In 1970, My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
In 1970, the United States cast its first veto in the U.N. Security Council. (The U.S. killed a resolution that would have condemned Britain for failure to use force to overthrow the white-ruled government of Rhodesia.)
In 1973, The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family.
In 1979, The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
In 1985, Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
In 1988, A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
In 1988, Eritrean War of Independence: The Nadew Command, an Ethiopian army corps in Eritrea, is attacked on three sides by military units of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front in the opening action of the Battle of Afabet.
In 1992, 29 people were killed in the truck bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 1992, In Illinois, Sen. Alan Dixon was defeated in his primary re-election bid by Carol Moseley-Braun, who went on to become the first black woman in the U.S. Senate.
In 1992, A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.
In 2000, More than 800 members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in what is considered to be a mass murder and suicide, orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
In 2003, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Robin Cook, resigns from the British Cabinet in disagreement with government plans for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
In 2004, Unrest in Kosovo: More than 22 are killed and 200 wounded. 35 Serbian Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Niš are destroyed.
In 2008, Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. Lieutenant Governor David Paterson becomes New York State governor.
In 2011, Libyan civil war: The United Nations Security Council adopts United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, authorizing a military intervention by member states to protect civilians in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

Ten years ago: A grenade attack on a Protestant church in Islamabad, Pakistan, killed five people, including a U.S. Embassy employee and her 17-year-old daughter. After nearly a year's run, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick left the Broadway hit musical "The Producers." (They later returned for a limited engagement.)

Five years ago: Denouncing a conflict entering its fifth year, protesters across the country raised their voices against U.S. policy in Iraq and marched by the thousands to the Pentagon. John Backus, the developer of Fortran, a programming language that changed how people interacted with computers, died in Ashland, Ore., at age 82.

One year ago: The U.N. Security Council paved the way for international air strikes against Moammar Gadhafi's forces, voting to authorize military action to protect civilians and impose a no-fly zone over Libya. U.S. drone missiles hit a village in Pakistan; U.S. officials said the group targeted was heavily armed and that some of its members were connected to al-Qaida, but Pakistani officials said the missiles hit a community meeting, killing four Taliban fighters and 38 civilians and tribal police. Michael Gough, the British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in a series of Batman movies, died in England at age 94. Country music entertainer Ferlin Husky, 85, died in Nashville, Tenn.

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Today's Birthdays: Jazz/New Age musician Paul Horn is 82. The former national chairwoman of the NAACP, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 79. Rock musician Paul Kantner is 71. Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 69. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful) is 68. Rock musician Harold Brown (War; Lowrider Band) is 66. Actor Patrick Duffy is 63. Actor Kurt Russell is 61. Country singer Susie Allanson is 60. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 58. Actor Mark Boone Jr. is 57. Country singer Paul Overstreet is 57. Actor Gary Sinise is 57. Actor Christian Clemenson is 54. Former basketball and baseball player Danny Ainge is 53. Actress Vicki Lewis is 52. Actor Casey Siemaszko is 51. Writer-director Rob Sitch is 50. Actor Rob Lowe is 48. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 45. Rock musician Van Conner (Screaming Trees) is 45. Actor Mathew St. Patrick is 44. Actor Yanic Truesdale is 43. Rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur is 40. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 40. Rock musician Caroline Corr (The Corrs) is 39. Actress Amelia Heinle is 39. Actress Marisa Coughlan is 38. Rapper Swifty (D12) is 37. Actress Natalie Zea (zee) is 37. Actress Brittany Daniel is 36. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett is 20.

Other notable birthdays, March 17:
1944, Pattie Boyd, British photographer and model, former wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, the inspiration for the rock classics Something and Layla
1944, Cito Gaston, American baseball player and manager
1944, John Sebastian, American singer and songwriter
1945, Michael Hayden, American Air Force General, CIA director
1953, Chuck Muncie, American football running back
1954, Lesley-Anne Down, English actress
1955, Cynthia McKinney, American politician, 2008 Presidential candidate
1959, Paul Black, American rock singer
1960, Rebeca Arthur, American actress
1960, Arye Gross, American actor
1961, Sam Bowie, American basketball player
1971, Bill Mueller, American baseball player
1973, Vance Wilson, American baseball player
1973, Jerome Woods, American football player
1976, Scott Downs, American baseball player
1980, Katie Morgan, American pornographic actress
1981, Kyle Korver, American basketball player

Born on this day, March 17, passed away:
1777, Patrick Bronte, Anglo-Irish writer, curate, and father of the Bronte sisters (d. 1861)
1777, Roger Brooke Taney, 5th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1864)
1787, Edmund Kean, English actor (d. 1833)
1804, Jim Bridger, American trapper and explorer (d. 1881)
1901, Alfred Newman, American film composer (d. 1970)
1902, Bobby Jones, American golfer (d. 1971)
1907, Sonny Werblin, American football franchise owner (d. 1991)
1914, Sammy Baugh, American football player (d. 2008)
1919, Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
1938, Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
1938, Zola Taylor, American singer (The Platters) (d. 2007)
1942, John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (d. 1994)
1961, Dana Reeve, American actress and activist (d. 2006)
1969, Alexander McQueen, British fashion designer (d. 2010)
1976, Stephen Gately, Irish singer, musician, and actor (Boyzone) (d. 2009)

Notable deaths, March 17:
45 BC, Titus Labienus, Roman leader
180, Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (b. 121)
460, Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland (b. 387)
1956, Fred Allen, American actor and comedian (b. 1894)
1965, Amos Alonzo Stagg, American football coach (b. 1862)
1981, Paul Dean, American baseball player (b. 1913)
1989, Merritt Butrick, American actor (b. 1959)
1990, Ric Grech, British bass player (Blind Faith, Traffic) (b. 1946)
1993, Helen Hayes, American actress (b. 1900)
1994, Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and director (b. 1925)
1996, Terry Stafford, American singer (b. 1941)
1997, Jermaine Stewart, American singer (b. 1957)
2002, Pat Weaver, American broadcast executive (b. 1908)
2004, J.J. Jackson, American television personality (b. 1941)
2006, Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (b. 1913)
2006, Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913)
2010, Alex Chilton, American musician (b. 1950)
2011, Michael Gough, British actor (b. 1916)
2011, Ferlin Husky, American country singer (b. 1925)

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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. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm, a freed prisoner of the Vietnam War, was joyously greeted by his family on the tarmac at Travis Air Force Base in California in a scene captured in a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by Slava Veder of The Associated Press.

One year ago: Bombings killed at least 27 people near intelligence and security buildings in the Syrian capital Damascus. John Demjanjuk, 91, convicted of being a low-ranking guard at the Sobibor death camp, but who maintained his innocence, died in Bad Feilnbach, Germany.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Gabriele Ferzetti is 88. Jazz/New Age musician Paul Horn is 83. The former national chairwoman of the NAACP, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 80. Former NASA astronaut Ken Mattingly is 77. Rock musician Paul Kantner is 72. Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 70. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful) is 69. Former National Security Agency Director and former CIA Director Michael Hayden is 68. Rock musician Harold Brown (War; Lowrider Band) is 67. Actor Patrick Duffy is 64. Actor Kurt Russell is 62. Country singer Susie Allanson is 61. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 59. Actor Mark Boone Jr. is 58. Country singer Paul Overstreet is 58. Actor Gary Sinise is 58. Actor Christian Clemenson is 55. Former basketball and baseball player Danny Ainge is 54. Actress Vicki Lewis is 53. Actor Casey Siemaszko (sheh-MA'-zshko) is 52. Writer-director Rob Sitch is 51. Actor Rob Lowe is 49. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 46. Rock musician Van Conner (Screaming Trees) is 46. Actor Mathew St. Patrick is 45. Actor Yanic (YAH'-neek) Truesdale is 44. Rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur is 41. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 41. Rock musician Caroline Corr (The Corrs) is 40. Actress Amelia Heinle is 40. Actress Marisa Coughlan is 39. Rapper Swifty (D12) is 38. Actress Natalie Zea (zee) is 38. Actress Brittany Daniel is 37. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett is 21.

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Today is Monday, March 17, the 76th day of 2014. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 17, 1776, British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.

Ten years ago: A car bomb tore apart the five-story Mount Lebanon Hotel catering to foreigners in the heart of Baghdad, killing seven people. Charles A. McCoy Jr., suspected in a series of highway shootings in central Ohio, was arrested in Las Vegas. (McCoy later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Gail Knisley plus 10 other charges and was sentenced to 27 years in prison.) Former MTV personality John "J.J." Jackson died in Los Angeles at age 62.

Five years ago: U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were detained by North Korea while reporting on North Korean refugees living across the border in China. (Both were convicted of entering North Korea illegally and were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor; both were freed in August 2009 after former President Bill Clinton met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.) The Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its final print edition.

One year ago: Two members of Steubenville, Ohio's celebrated high school football team were found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl and sentenced to at least a year in juvenile prison in a case that rocked the Rust Belt city of 18,000. Former Oklahoma quarterback Steve Davis, 60, who'd led the Sooners to back-to-back national championships in the 1970s, was killed in a private plane crash in northern Indiana. Louisville earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament after a topsy-turvy season in college basketball.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Gabriele Ferzetti is 89. Jazz/New Age musician Paul Horn is 84. The former national chairwoman of the NAACP, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 81. Former NASA astronaut Ken Mattingly is 78. Rock musician Paul Kantner is 73. Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 71. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful) is 70. Former NSA Director and former CIA Director Michael Hayden is 69. Rock musician Harold Brown (War; Lowrider Band) is 68. Actor Patrick Duffy is 65. Actor Kurt Russell is 63. Country singer Susie Allanson is 62. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 60. Actor Mark Boone Jr. is 59. Country singer Paul Overstreet is 59. Actor Gary Sinise is 59. Actor Christian Clemenson is 56. Former basketball and baseball player Danny Ainge is 55. Actor Arye Gross is 54. Actress Vicki Lewis is 54. Actor Casey Siemaszko (sheh-MA'-zshko) is 53. Writer-director Rob Sitch is 52. Actor Rob Lowe is 50. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 47. Rock musician Van Conner (Screaming Trees) is 47. Actor Mathew St. Patrick is 46. Actor Yanic (YAH'-neek) Truesdale is 45. Rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur is 42. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 42. Rock musician Caroline Corr (The Corrs) is 41. Actress Amelia Heinle is 41. Country singer Keifer Thompson (Thompson Square) is 41. Actress Marisa Coughlan is 40. Rapper Swifty (D12) is 39. Actress Natalie Zea (zee) is 39. Actress Brittany Daniel is 38. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett is 22.

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Today is Tuesday, March 17, the 76th day of 2015. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 17, 1762, New York held its first St. Patrick's Day parade.

Ten years ago: Baseball players told Congress that steroids were a problem in the sport; stars Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa testified they hadn't used them while Mark McGwire refused to say whether he had. (McGwire owned up to steroid use in January 2010.) Rapper Lil' Kim was convicted of lying to a grand jury about a shootout outside a New York radio station. (Lil' Kim was sentenced to 366 days in prison; she served nearly 10 months.) Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland won the men's title at the World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow. Diplomat and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian George F. Kennan died in Princeton, New Jersey, at age 101.

Five years ago: Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter became the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring his attorney general to sue Congress if it passed health reforms requiring residents to buy insurance (a mostly symbolic action on Idaho's part, since federal laws supersede those of the states). Michael Jordan became the first ex-player to become a majority owner in the league as the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously approved Jordan's $275 million bid to buy the Charlotte Bobcats from Bob Johnson. Singer-guitarist Alex Chilton, 59, died in New Orleans.

One year ago: Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as an "independent and sovereign country," ignoring sanctions imposed by the United States and European countries. Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, 49, was found dead in New York, a suicide. British cinematographer Oswald Morris, who'd won an Oscar for "Fiddler on the Roof," died in Dorset, England, at age 98.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Gabriele Ferzetti is 90. The former national chairwoman of the NAACP, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 82. Former NASA astronaut Ken Mattingly is 79. Rock musician Paul Kantner is 74. Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 72. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful) is 71. Former NSA Director and former CIA Director Michael Hayden is 70. Rock musician Harold Brown (War; Lowrider Band) is 69. Actor Patrick Duffy is 66. Actor Kurt Russell is 64. Country singer Susie Allanson is 63. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 61. Actor Mark Boone Jr. is 60. Country singer Paul Overstreet is 60. Actor Gary Sinise is 60. Actor Christian Clemenson is 57. Former basketball and baseball player Danny Ainge is 56. Actor Arye Gross is 55. Actress Vicki Lewis is 55. Actor Casey Siemaszko (sheh-MA'-zshko) is 54. Writer-director Rob Sitch is 53. Actor Rob Lowe is 51. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 48. Rock musician Van Conner (Screaming Trees) is 48. Actor Mathew St. Patrick is 47. Actor Yanic (YAH'-neek) Truesdale is 46. Rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur is 43. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 43. Rock musician Caroline Corr (The Corrs) is 42. Actress Amelia Heinle is 42. Country singer Keifer Thompson (Thompson Square) is 42. Actress Marisa Coughlan is 41. Rapper Swifty (D12) is 40. Actress Natalie Zea (zee) is 40. Actress Brittany Daniel is 39. Pop/rock singer/songwriter Hozier is 25. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett is 23. Actor Flynn Morrison is 10.

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Today is Thursday, March 17, the 77th day of 2016. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 17, 1966, a U.S. Navy midget submarine located a missing hydrogen bomb which had fallen from a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber into the Mediterranean off Spain. (It took several more weeks to actually recover the bomb.)

Ten years ago: Federal regulators reported the deaths of two women in addition to four others who had taken the abortion pill RU-486; Planned Parenthood said it would immediately stop disregarding the approved instructions for the drug's use. Fashion designer Oleg Cassini died on Long Island, New York, at age 92. Former Federal Reserve Chairman and former treasury secretary G. William Miller died in Washington, D.C., at age 81.

Five years ago: The U.N. Security Council paved the way for international air strikes against Moammar Gadhafi's forces, voting to authorize military action to protect civilians and impose a no-fly zone over Libya. U.S. drone missiles hit a village in Pakistan; U.S. officials said the group targeted was heavily armed and that some of its members were connected to al-Qaida, but Pakistani officials said the missiles hit a community meeting, killing four Taliban fighters and 38 civilians and tribal police. Michael Gough, the British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in a series of Batman movies, died in England at age 94. Country music entertainer Ferlin Husky, 85, died in Westmoreland, Tennessee.
One year ago: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party won a resounding victory in parliamentary elections after an acrimonious campaign, giving him a mandate to form the next government. U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., abruptly resigned following a cascade of revelations about his business deals and lavish spending on everything from overseas travel to office decor in the style of "Downton Abbey."

Today's Birthdays: The former national chairwoman of the NAACP, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 83. Former NASA astronaut Ken Mattingly is 80. Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 73. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful) is 72. Former NSA Director and former CIA Director Michael Hayden is 71. Rock musician Harold Brown (War; Lowrider Band) is 70. Actor Patrick Duffy is 67. Actor Kurt Russell is 65. Country singer Susie Allanson is 64. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 62. Actor Mark Boone Jr. is 61. Country singer Paul Overstreet is 61. Actor Gary Sinise is 61. Actor Christian Clemenson is 58. Former basketball and baseball player Danny Ainge is 57. Actor Arye Gross is 56. Actress Vicki Lewis is 56. Actor Casey Siemaszko (sheh-MA'-zshko) is 55. Writer-director Rob Sitch is 54. Actor Rob Lowe is 52. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 49. Rock musician Van Conner (Screaming Trees) is 49. Actor Mathew St. Patrick is 48. Actor Yanic (YAH'-neek) Truesdale is 47. Rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur is 44. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 44. Rock musician Caroline Corr (The Corrs) is 43. Actress Amelia Heinle is 43. Country singer Keifer Thompson (Thompson Square) is 43. Actress Marisa Coughlan is 42. Rapper Swifty (D12) is 41. Actress Natalie Zea (zee) is 41. Actress Brittany Daniel is 40. Country musician Geoff Sprung (Old Dominion) is 38. Pop/rock singer/songwriter Hozier is 26. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett is 24. Actor John Boyega (Film: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") is 24. Actor Flynn Morrison is 11.

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Today is Friday, March 17, the 76th day of 2017. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 17, 1942, six days after departing the Philippines during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrived in Australia to become supreme commander of Allied forces in the southwest Pacific theater.

Ten years ago: Denouncing a conflict entering its fifth year, protesters across the country raised their voices against U.S. policy in Iraq and marched by the thousands to the Pentagon. John Backus, the developer of Fortran, a programming language that changed how people interacted with computers, died in Ashland, Ore., at age 82.

Five years ago: Twin suicide car bombings killed at least 27 people near intelligence and security buildings in the Syrian capital of Damascus. John Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN'-yuk), 91, convicted of being a low-ranking guard at the Sobibor death camp, but who maintained his innocence, died in Bad Feilnbach (bahd FYLN'-bahk), Germany.

One year ago: The Obama administration formally concluded the Islamic State group was committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria. An Arizona man was convicted of a terror charge tied to an attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, marking the second conviction in the U.S. related to the Islamic State group; Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, an American-born Muslim convert, was later sentenced to 30 years in prison. Finally bowing to years of public pressure, SeaWorld Entertainment said it would no longer breed killer whales or make them perform crowd-pleasing tricks.

Today's Birthdays — March 17: The former national chairwoman of the NAACP, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 84. Former NASA astronaut Ken Mattingly is 81. Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 74. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful) is 73. Former NSA Director and former CIA Director Michael Hayden is 72. Rock musician Harold Brown (War; Lowrider Band) is 71. Actor Patrick Duffy is 68. Actor Kurt Russell is 66. Country singer Susie Allanson is 65. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 63. Actor Mark Boone Jr. is 62. Country singer Paul Overstreet is 62. Actor Gary Sinise is 62. Actor Christian Clemenson is 59. Former basketball and baseball player Danny Ainge is 58. Actor Arye Gross is 57. Actress Vicki Lewis is 57. Actor Casey Siemaszko (sheh-MA'-zshko) is 56. Writer-director Rob Sitch is 55. Actor Rob Lowe is 53. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 50. Rock musician Van Conner (Screaming Trees) is 50. Actor Mathew St. Patrick is 49. Actor Yanic (YAH'-neek) Truesdale is 48. Rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur is 45. Olympic gold medal soccer player Mia Hamm is 45. Rock musician Caroline Corr (The Corrs) is 44. Actress Amelia Heinle is 44. Country singer Keifer Thompson (Thompson Square) is 44. Actress Marisa Coughlan is 43. Rapper Swifty (D12) is 42. Actress Natalie Zea (zee) is 42. Actress Brittany Daniel is 41. Country musician Geoff Sprung (Old Dominion) is 39. Reggaeton singer Nicky Jam is 36. Pop/rock singer/songwriter Hozier is 27. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett is 25. Actor John Boyega is 25. Olympic gold medal swimmer Katie Ledecky is 20. Actor Flynn Morrison is 12.

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Today is Saturday, March 17, the 76th day of 2018. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick's Day.



Today's Highlight in History:

On March 17, 1968, a peaceful anti-Vietnam War protest in London was followed by a riot outside the U.S. Embassy; more than 200 people were arrested and over 80 people were reported injured.

Ten years ago: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, recalling a goodwill trip she'd made to Bosnia as first lady in March 1996, said she remembered landing under "sniper fire" — a statement that conflicted with accounts of the time. David Paterson was sworn in as governor of New York, succeeding Eliot Spitzer, who resigned because of a prostitution scandal. Paul McCartney's divorce from Heather Mills was settled for $48.6 million.



Five years ago: Two members of Steubenville, Ohio's celebrated high school football team were found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl and sentenced to at least a year in juvenile prison in a case that rocked the Rust Belt city of 18,000. Former Oklahoma quarterback Steve Davis, 60, who led the Sooners to back-to-back national championships in the 1970s, was killed in a private plane crash in northern Indiana. Louisville earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament after a topsy-turvy season in college basketball.



One year ago: President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) tried to sidestep their differences in a meeting at the White House, but their first public appearance was punctuated by some awkward moments (during a photo op in the Oval Office, the two did not shake hands before reporters). U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the world's most heavily armed border, greeting U.S. soldiers on guard near the tense buffer zone between rivals North and South Korea.



Today's Birthdays — March 17: The former national chairwoman of the NAACP, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 85. Former astronaut Ken Mattingly is 82. Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 75. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful) is 74. Former NSA Director and former CIA Director Michael Hayden is 73. Rock musician Harold Brown (War; Lowrider Band) is 72. Actor Patrick Duffy is 69. Actor Kurt Russell is 67. Country singer Susie Allanson is 66. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 64. Actor Mark Boone Jr. is 63. Country singer Paul Overstreet is 63. Actor Gary Sinise is 63. Actor Christian Clemenson is 60. Former basketball and baseball player Danny Ainge is 59. Actor Arye Gross is 58. Actress Vicki Lewis is 58. Actor Casey Siemaszko (sheh-MA'-zshko) is 57. Writer-director Rob Sitch is 56. Actor Rob Lowe is 54. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 51. Rock musician Van Conner (Screaming Trees) is 51. Actor Mathew St. Patrick is 50. Actor Yanic (YAH'-neek) Truesdale is 49. Rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur is 46. Olympic gold medal soccer player Mia Hamm is 46. Rock musician Caroline Corr (The Corrs) is 45. Actress Amelia Heinle is 45. Country singer Keifer Thompson (Thompson Square) is 45. Actress Marisa Coughlan is 44. Rapper Swifty (D12) is 43. Actress Natalie Zea (zee) is 43. Actress Brittany Daniel is 42. Country musician Geoff Sprung (Old Dominion) is 40. Reggaeton singer Nicky Jam is 37. TV personality Rob Kardashian (kar-DASH'-ee-uhn) (TV: "Keeping Up With the Kardashians") is 31. Pop/rock singer-songwriter Hozier is 28. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett is 26. Actor John Boyega is 26. Olympic gold medal swimmer Katie Ledecky is 21. Actor Flynn Morrison is 13.

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