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March 17


1756   St. Patrick's Day first celebrated in New York.

1845   The rubber band is invented

1861   The Kingdom of Italy is proclaimed.

1969   Golda Meir becomes Prime Minister of Israel.

Famous Birthdays:

1902   Bobby Jones (Golfer)

1919   Nat King Cole (Singer)

1951   Kurt Russell (Actor)

1955   Gary Sinise (Actor)

1964   Rob Lowe (Actor)

1972   Mia Hamm (Soccer Player)

1997   Katie Ledecky (Olympic Swimmer)

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