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Today In History

Tue., March 17, 1998, midnight

In 461: According to tradition, St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died in Saul.

In 1776: British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.

In 1906: President Theodore Roosevelt used the term “muckrake” in a speech to the Gridiron Club in Washington, D.C.

In 1950: Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, which they named “californium.”

In 1966: A U.S. midget submarine located a missing hydrogen bomb that had fallen from an American bomber into the Mediterranean off Spain.


 

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