The Only Things That Happened on This Day In History

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493 According to tradition, St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died in Saul. Some sources list the year as 493, others say 461.

1959 The Dalai Lama fled Tibet for India in the wake of a failed uprising by Tibetans against Chinese rule.

2005 Baseball players Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa testified before Congress that they hadn’t used steroids while Mark McGwire refused to say whether he had.

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~ by thehalobender on March 17, 2009.

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