Today we bring you just a glimpse of events on this day in history:
432: St. Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave.
1941: The National Gallery of Art opened in Washington, D.C.
1753 – 1st official St Patrick’s Day. This is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick ( c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
1909 – Taiwan Earthquake. A powerful earthquake and aftershocks rock Taiwan , killing over 1,200 people.
2010- Acting president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, dissolves the Nigeria’s cabinet. Jonathan took over as acting leader in early February during the three-month absence of ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua who was undergoing medical treatment in a Saudi clinic.
National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day-
National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day is observed annually on March 17th, Irish-Americans began having Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef is a salt-cured beef product. In the traditional Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage recipes, salt pork or bacon joint were used instead of corned beef.