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 Monáe – We Are Young