Posted: Apr 25, 2017 10:19 PM MST
Updated: Apr 25, 2017 10:20 PM MST
St. Patrick's Day comes to America, the British flee Boston, Jimi Hendrix releases "Purple Haze," and white voters in South Africa vote overwhelmingly to end apartheid, all on this day.
Several major product recalls have been reported in the United States so far this year. Check our list to see if you could be affected.
"The Scarlet Letter" is published for the first time, the My Lai massacre takes place, and Otis Redding scores the first posthumous No. 1 hit, all on this day.
With St. Patrick's Day nearly here, go behind the numbers of this celebration of all things Irish.