FIRST ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE ON THIS DATE IN 1756

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The first recorded St. Patrick’s Day parade (depicted above) was held, not in Dublin,
but on lower Broadway in New York in 1762 by homesick ex-patriots and Irish soldiers serving in the British army stationed in the American colonies in New York city.

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DANNY THOMAS WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1912

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The career of comedian Danny Thomas began on radio in the 1940’s
playing the brother-in-law Amos on The Bickersons with stars Don
Ameche and Francis Langford. Danny is best know for the TV sitcom
The Danny Thomas Show (Make Room for Daddy). It ran from 1953 to 
1957 on ABC and on CBS from 1957 to 1964. Thomas is the founder
of ST. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He died on February 6,
1991 of heart failure. 

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Danny and his daughter Marlo Thomas pose with the statue of St.Jude

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