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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.

"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.

Video game Battlefield Hardline is released

Battlefield Hardline is a FPS video game developed by Visceral Games in collaboration with EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in March 2015 for MS Windows, PS3, PS4, X360 and Xbox One. Unlike the previous games in the Battlefield series, Hardline focuses on crime, heist and policing elements instead of military warfare.

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.

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.

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.

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.

1997

Swimmer Katie Ledecky is born

Katie Ledecky is a 5-time Olympic gold medalist and 14-time world champion, a record for a female swimmer. During her career, she has broken 13 world records. In 2016, she was chosen as a Ship's Sponsor of USS Enterprise alongside Simone Biles.

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.

Alexander McQueen is born

Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award.

Actor Kurt Russell is born

Kurt Vogel Russell is an American actor. He began acting on television in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company where, according to Robert Osborne, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s.

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.

1914

American Football player Sammy Baugh is born

Sammy Baugh played mostly as a quarterback, but also played as a defensive back and punter. During his NFL career, he played for the Washington Redskins. Later, he served as a coach for Hardin–Simmons University, the New York Titans and the Houston Oilers.

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.

1902

Golfer Bobby Jones is born

Bobby Jones was the most successful amateur golfer ever to compete at a national and international level. He often beat stars such as Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen, the era's top professionals. He founded the Augusta National Golf Club and co-founded the Masters Tournament. By profession, he was a lawyer.

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").

Swiss mathematician Daniel Bernoulli dies

He belonged to the Bernoulli dynasty of mathematicians. He is known for is applications of mathematics to mechanics, especially fluid mechanics. He invented the Bernoulli's principle, which underlies function of the airplane wing. Bernoulli’s other areas of interest were probability and statistics.

1st 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.

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius dies at 58

Marcus Aurelius was Roman emperor from 161 to 180. He was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. He was a practitioner of Stoicism, and his untitled writing, commonly known as Meditations, is a significant source of the modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy.

Anniversaries of famous

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Rob Lowe

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Kurt Russell