Momentous events in history: March 17, 2017

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Telegraph

Today is St. Patrick’s Day.

Holidays:

World day of sleep.

St. Patrick’s day.

Story:

1861 – Published the Manifesto of Alexander II to abolish serfdom.

Born on this day:

1885 – Henry Taylor British swimmer, three-time Olympic champion.

1951 – Kurt Russell, American actor, screenwriter, producer.

Died:

1680 – fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld French writer and moralist.

1956 – Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, Nobel laureate.

1976 – Luchino Visconti, Italian theatre and film Director, screenwriter, one of the founders of neorealism.

Birthday:

George Gerasimos, Daniel, Paul, Juliana, Liana .

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