1. 1762: The first St. Patricks day parade is held in New York City
On this Day in 1792, Irish Soldiers that were fighting in the British Army lined the streets in New York City in celebration of the Catholic Feast Day of St Patrick. Saint Patrick was the Patron saint of Ireland that was born back in the 4th century and has been claimed as the best Christian Missionary that ever lived. He believed that his mission was to Christianize the entire Island of Ireland. He began in 432 A.D and by the time of his death in 461 A.D. he had been successful because almost the entire country had been converted to Christianity
2. 1834 Founder of the Mercedes empire Gottlieb Daimler is born
The man that started what we know now as the Mercedes-Benz company, Gottlieb Daimler, is born today back in 1834. Starting as an apprentice for a gunsmith when he was a teenager Daimler was drawn to the mechanical side of things and later went on to study mechanical engineering. Later in 1885 he met a man named Wilhiem Maybach and together the two would make an all new, more efficient four-stroke combustion engine that they would strap onto a wooden bike making what some called the first motorcycle. Daimler then started the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft Company with Mayback being the technical director. Daimler passed away in 1900 just months before the first “Mercedes” car was debuted. In 1926 Daimler’s company teamed up with Benz & Cie that was started by German Karl Benz.
3. 1905: Franklin D Roosevelt marries Eleanor Roosevelt
On this day in 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt walked his niece, Eleanor Roosevelt, down the isle for her to be wed to who would be a future President, and also happened to be fifth cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The two had known each other since they were 2 years old an always seemed to get along. When FDR was just 22yrs old he proposed to the 19yr old Eleanor and she couldn’t say yes fast enough. Franklin went on to a life in Politics while Eleanor raised four children at home.