GREEN BEER GALORE!
On March 17, 1762: The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in Manhattan, starting a New York City tradition. New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade predates the Declaration of Independence by 14 years.
FIRE AT THE WINDSOR
On March 17, 1899: The Windsor Hotel in New York City caught fire, killing 92 guests.
BORN TO ROCK
On March 17, 1944: American Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Sebastian was born. Sebastian is best known for founding the band The Lovin’ Spoonful.