Sunday, March 17, 2013

March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
The shamrock refers to the young sprigs of clover. It is known as a symbol of Ireland, with St. Patrick having used it as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity, according to legend. The name shamrock is derived from Irish seamróg, which is the diminutive version of the Irish word for clover (seamair) meaning simply "little clover" or "young clover".

The four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation.  According to tradition, such leaves bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally. In addition, each leaf is believed to represent something: the first is for faith, the second is for hope, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck. ~ Wikipedia

1901 - A showing of seventy-one Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation.
 1912 - Camp Fire Girls organization announced by Mrs Luther Halsey Gulick
 1917 - 1st exclusively women's bowling tournament begins in St Louis
1917 - Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.
1919 – Nat King Cole, singer, (d. 1965) is born

1932 - German police raid Hitler's nazi-headquarter
1942 - Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
1944 - John Sebastian, NYC, singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter) is born
1949 - Patrick Duffy, Townsend Mont, actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis) is born
1951 - Kurt Russell, Springfeild Mass, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons) is born
1955 - Gary Sinise, actor, is born
1956 - The Emmy award for Best Action or Adventure Series is awarded to the Walt Disney Studio for the Davy Crockett series on the Disneyland TV show (beating out Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Dragnet, Gunsmoke, and The Lineup). Walt Disney himself also wins an Emmy award for Best Producer of Filmed Series for Disneyland.
1956 - 8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show & Lucy Ball
1956 - Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61
1958 - The Coasters record "Yakety Yak."
1959 - Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
1961 - South Africa leaves British Commonwealth
1964 - Rob Lowe, Charlottesville Va, actor (St Elmo's Fire, Hotel NH, Class) is born
1965 - Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help)
1967 - Bobby Vee records "Come Back When You Grow Up".
1968 - The Bee Gees make their U.S. television debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show." They performed "To Love Somebody" and "Words."
1972 - Ringo releases "Back off Bugaloo" in UK
1973 - Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge
1973 - St Patrick Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
1987 - IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3
1991 - John Robin Baitz' "Substance of Fire," premieres in NYC
1992 - "Death & the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 perfs
1992 - 18th People's Choice Awards: Garth Brooks & Reba McEntire
1993 – Helen Hayes, actress (b. 1900) dies.
1997 - CNN begins Spanish broadcasts
1999 - Rod Hull, British comedian (b. 1936) dies after falling from the roof of his home.

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