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St Patricks Day -- This Day in History- St Patricks Day Events

By Edited Jan 23, 2016 0 0

See what Saint Patrick has in common with historical events

There are several significant events that took place in history on St. Patrick's Day i.e. March 17. Even though, none of the events have anything to do with pots of gold, but this day signifies crucial moments in significant wars and a number of other things. Saint Patrick's Day signifies the death of the most well known Catholic figure known till date

Saint Patrick Dies

In 461 A.D, March 17th signifies the death of Patrick at Saul in Downpatrick, Ireland. He was a Christian bishop and a missionary. He was an apostle of Ireland. Born around the 4th he was one of the most flourishing Christian missionary. He was taken to prison at the age of 16 years by Irish raiders. In Ireland, he stayed for 6 yrs and escaped from there and returned to Britain. He studied about Christianity for 15 yrs before he started missionary in 432 A.D. After 31 years, Christianity was considered the main religion on the island.

First St. Patrick's Day parade

In 1762, March 17th, the very first St. Patrick's Day celebration in the form of a parade was held in the city of New York and a parade was held by Irish soldiers who were serving in the British army.

The British evacuate Boston

In 1776, March 17th, 8 year British occupation of Boston ended when 1,000 Royalists along with 11,000 British troops vacated Boston and all of them sailed on their ship to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Jim Bridger Born

1804, March 17, in 19th century Jim Bridger was born on St. Patrick's Day ,who is considered to be the best mountain man in the world.

Novelist Paul Green Born

He was born on March 17th, 1894 in North Carolina. In 1927 he won a Pulitzer Prize for his play known as In Abraham's Bosom and also he observed the problems of black people in the South.

Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia

In 1863, March 17th, the advances of the Yankees, on Kelly's Ford Virginia, were foiled by the Confederate cavalry. Although they did nothing much to hold the ground but it definitely proved that troops of the Federal Army could stand up against the Rebels.

Van Gogh paintings shown

In 1901, March 17th, Vincent revealed van Gogh's paintings at the Bernheim-Jeune gallery in Paris, eleven years after his suicide. But even today his paintings are looked upon as wonders of the past.

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