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 This day in History - March 17
429 Historic Events for March 17
1675

Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss, composer

Birth
1680

Fran‡ois Duc de La Rochefoucauld, writer, dies

Death
1685

Jean-Marc Nattier, French portrait painter

Birth
1704

Menno baron van Coehoorn, fort builder/Coevorden/howitzer, dies at 63

Death
1722

Willem KH Friso appointed mayor of Drente

Event
1746

Jan David Holland, composer

Birth
1753

1st official St Patrick's Day

Event
1755

Transylvania Land Co buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief

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1756

St Patrick's Day 1st celebrated in NYC at Crown and Thistle Tavern

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1757

Prince Mas Sa‹d of Mataram surrenders to Mangkubumi in Java

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1762

1st St Patrick's Day parade in NYC

Event
1764

George Parker, English astronomer, dies

Death
1766

Britain repeals Stamp Act

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1776

British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War

Event
1777

Roger Brooke Taney, Calvert Md, 5th Chief Justice (Dred Scott dec)

Birth
1780

Thomas Chalmers, 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47)

Birth
1781

Dominique J de Eerens, governor-general of Neth Indies

Birth
1787

George Simon Ohm, physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)

Birth
1789

Edmund Kean, London England, tragic actor (Shylock)

Birth
1796

Pieter Paulus, lawyer/Dutch CEO (National Convention), dies at 41

Death
1800

English warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die

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1801

Juan de Sesse y Balaguer, composer, dies at 64

Death
1803

Candido Jose Ruano, composer, dies at 42

Death
1804

Johann von Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell," premieres

Event
1804

James Bridger, scout/fur trader/mountain man par excellance

Birth