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By On This Day in NYC's History

GREEN BEER GALORE!

On March 17, 1762: The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in Manhattan, starting a New York City tradition.

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FIRE AT THE WINDSOR

On March 17, 1899: The Windsor Hotel in New York City caught fire. 92 guests were killed.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: JOHN SEBASTIAN

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.

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