Today in History
March 17, 461
St. Patty's Pat
No one knows for sure in what year St. Patrick died, but virtually everyone agrees it must have been on March 17th. He is the patron Saint of Ireland, often credited with ridding the Emerald Isle of snakes (except that post-glacial Ireland probably didn't even have any). Toasted worldwide, St. Patrick was first publicly celebrated in America by Boston's Irish immigrants in 1737.
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