Daily Almanac: March 17, 2023


RISE: 7:50 a.m.
7:53 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

HIGH: 45 °F
45 °F

Today is…

• St. Patrick’s Day
• Submarine Day
• Camp Fire Girls Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1992 Apartheid in South Africa comes to an end. In a referendum, 68.7% of white South Africans voted for an abolishment of racial segregation in the country.
1973 The photograph known as Burst of joy is taken. Photographer Slava Veder was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the image depicting a former U.S. prisoner of war being reunited with his family.
• 1941 The National Gallery of Art opens in Washington. D.C. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened the gallery, which today houses one of the world’s finest art collections.

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
• 2005
George F. Kennan
Diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union