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Tesla raises $1.2bn on Wall Street

With the company facing financial hurdles, Musk demonstrated his ability to persuade Wall Street into pouring the money into electric cars. It was 2nd capital raise in 12 months. Tesla offered stock and convertible notes in return. Tesla planned to spend $2 - $2.5 billion in capital expenditures during the first half of 2017.

'Beauty and the Beast' is released in the US

Beauty and the Beast is musical romantic fantasy film co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films. It starred Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the main roles. The movie received positive reviews and was praised for its faithfulness to the original animated film as well as the elements from the Broadway musical.

Broadway revival of 'She Loves Me' opens

The musical She Loves Me is the third adaptation of the 1937 play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklós László. The second Broadway revival opened at Studio 54 by the Roundabout Theatre Company. The production won 10 awards in total, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical from Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards.

'iZombie' first airs on The CW

iZombie was developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright and is a loose adaptation of the comic book series of the same name created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. The series stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, or Robert Buckley.

Sia releases her single 'Chandelier'

"Chandelier" is a song by Australian singer Sia from her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear. Written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin and produced by Shatkin and Greg Kurstin, the song was released in March 2014 as the lead single from the album. It's an electropop song, featuring electronica, R&B and reggae influences.

The Republic of Crimea is declared

The Republic of Crimea was established after the takeover of Crimea by pro-Russian separatists and Russian Armed Forces. While Russia and a few other UN member states recognize Crimea as part of the Russian Federation, Ukraine continues to claim Crimea as an integral part of its territory, supported by most foreign governments.

Fleming Drive riot

Hundreds of drunk St. Patrick's Day revelers started rioting and began setting cars on fire. They attacked the police and the members of the fire department after their arrival on the scene. Over 50 officers in full riot gear ended up being surrounded by a mob, holding them up for about 5 hours. Damages were approximated at $100,000.

2012

Fabrice Muamba suffers a cardiac arrest during a match

Fabrice Muamba is an English retired professional footballer who played as a central midfielder. Muamba ended his career after 10 years when he suffered a cardiac arrest during a televised quarter-final FA Cup match between Bolton and Tottenham. Muamba was taken to the London Chest Hospital and the match abandoned by a referee.

Final episode of 'Scrubs' airs

In the series finale of Scrubs, the med students of Winston University finally find something to be thankful for when Cole identifies his true calling in surgery, but he annoys Turk by shadowing him. Meanwhile, Drew realizes who the love of his life is after Denise decides to move in, and Lucy finds the inspiration to become a doctor.

2009

Martin Brodeur becomes all-time leader in wins

Playing for the New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur won his 552nd game making him the all-time leader in wins by a goaltender in the NHL. He surpassed Patrick Roy, who held the record before him, and received a standing ovation from the fans in New Jersey.

'Monty Python's Spamalot' opens on Broadway

Spamalot is a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The Broadway production opened at Shubert Theatre with Mike Nichols as a director and Casey Nicholaw as choreograph. The production won three Tony Awards, out of 14 nominations, including the award for Best Musical.

2003

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson scores with an 80-yard punt against Watford

Paul Robinson scored the second goal of his professional career as a member of Tottenham Hotspur, in a Premier League match against Watford. The match took place at White Hart Lane stadium. Robinson took a free kick that sent the ball over the head of Watford goalkeeper. It was 3rd time a goalkeeper scored in Premier League history.

Mass religious murders and suicides in Uganda

In early 2000, followers of religious “Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God” perished in a fire and a series of poisonings and killings. It was initially considered a mass suicide. In truth, it was a mass murder orchestrated by leaders of the movement after their predictions of the apocalypse failed.

Actress Helen Hayes dies at 92

Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She died on St. Patrick's Day, 1993, from congestive heart failure in Nyack, New York. Lillian Gish, the "First Lady of American Cinema", was a great friend of Hayes, and had designated her as beneficiary of her estate, but Hayes survived her by less than a month.

Arab oil producers lift the US embargo

Arab oil ministers, with the exception of Lybia, announced the end of the US embargo, thus lowering the price per barrel. The embargo, known as 1973 oil crisis started after several nations supported Israel during Yom Kippur War. Globally, the price of oil had risen up to $12 per barrel, with US prices being even higher.

Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

London Bridge spans the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark, in central London. The bridge is owned and maintained by Bridge House Estates. It was designed by architect Lord Holford and engineers Mott, Hay, and Anderson. The bridge is built of concrete and steel.

Golda Meir becomes Prime Minister of Israel

Golda Meir was the 4th Prime Minister of Israel and Israel's 1st woman to hold that office. She was elected Prime Minister after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. She resigned as Prime Minister 5 years later, the year following the Yom Kippur War.

NATO is ratified

NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty. The alliance constitutes a system of collective defense whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party. Its headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium.

First haemodialysis

Dutch-American physician Willem Kolff tested his artificial kidney for the first time on a living patient. The test was unsuccessful, his patient died. Kolff’s did not give up and improved his design into the first clinically useful machine. Two years later he successfully treated 67-years old woman in a uremic coma.

Construction of the Empire State Building begins

The Empire State Building was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon. The skyscraper was opened thirteen and a half months after the construction started. It is located on the west side of Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets. Its name is derived from Empire State, the nickname of New York.

Albert Einstein proposes the existence of photon

In 1905 physicists knew, that electromagnetic energy is made of some small chunks called quanta. Einstein suggested that these quanta are actually the particles of light, photons. These particles, however, exhibit many properties of waves. This strange behavior of matter is called the wave-particle duality.

German engineer Gottlieb Daimler is born

He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development. He invented the high-speed liquid petroleum fuelled engine. Daimler worked with his business partner Wilhelm Maybach. In 1882 they designed motorcycle in history. It was called The Daimler Petroleum Reitwagen ("riding car").

The first St Patrick's Day parade in NYC

The New York parade not only has become the largest Saint Patrick's Day parade in the world but is also one of the oldest civilian parades in the world. In a typical year, 150,000 marchers participate in it, including bands, firefighters, military and police groups, county associations, emigrant societies and social and cultural clubs.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1988

Grimes

born 1990

Saina Nehwal

died 2020

Alfred Worden

born 1963

Yuki Naoi