March 17 in Pop Culture History

17March 17 in Pop Culture History
461 – Saint Patrick died in Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland.

1762 – The first parade Saint Patrick (the patron saint of Ireland) was held by Irish soldiers serving in the British army in New York City.

1885 – The medical report of the deformities of Joseph Carey Merrick – The ‘Elephant Man’ – was presented to the Pathological Society of London by Dr. Frederick Treves.

1947 – First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.

1958 – The United States launched the Vanguard 1 satellite.

1980 – The Supreme Court concerning whether a patent could be issued for a genetically-engineered bacterium in the case of Diamond vs. Chakrabarty. On June 16th, they decided yes, it could be patented.

1901 – 11 years after his suicide, 71 paintings by Vincent van Gogh were shown at the Bernheim-Jeune gallery in Paris.

1958 – The US launched the Vanguard I satellite, from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1992 – A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa was passed 68.7% to 31.2%.

2000 – Final Destination and Erin Brockovich debuted in theaters.

2006 – Thank You for Smoking, She’s the Man and V for Vendetta debuted in theaters.

2012 – #1 Hit March 17, 2012 – April 27, 2012: Fun featuring Janelle MonáeWe Are Young

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