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Daily Almanac: March 17, 2022

Sunrise/Sunset:

RISE: 7:52 a.m.

SET: 7:53 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

High: 75 °F

Low: 46 °F

Wacky Holiday Today:

• St. Patrick’s Day

• Corned Beef and Cabbage Day

• Oranges and Lemons Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1941 The National Gallery of Art opens in Washington. D.C.

• 1969 Golda Meir becomes Israel’s first female Prime Minister

• 1992 Apartheid in South Africa comes to an end

Births On This Day:

• 1919 Nat King Cole

American singer, pianist, television host

• 1948 William Gibson

American/Canadian author

Deaths On This Day:

• 460 Saint Patrick

Irish missionary, bishop

• 2006 Oleg Cassini

French/American fashion designer