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This Day in History – March 17, 2011




0432 St Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave 1753 1st official St Patrick’s Day 1755 Transylvania Land Co buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief 1756 St Patrick’s Day 1st celebrated in NYC at Crown & Thistle Tavern 1762 1st St Patrick’s Day parade in NYC 1776 British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War 1836 Texas abolishes slavery 1845 Bristol man, Henry Jones, patents self-raising flour 1845 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London 1854 1st park land purchased by a US city, Worcester MA 1871 National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized 1884 John Joseph Montgomery makes 1st glider flight, Otay CA 1886 Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 blacks killed 1905 Eleanor Roosevelt marries FDR in New York 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt uses term “muckraker” 1912 Camp Fire Girls organization announced by Mrs Luther Halsey Gulick 1927 US government doesn’t sign League of Nations disarmament treaty 1929 General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel 1931 Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee 1950 Element 98 (Californium) announced 1959 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India 1963 Elizabeth Ann Seton of New York beatified (canonized in 1975)]]]]> ]]>

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