On this day….17th March

1992:

Apartheid in South Africa comes to an end

In a referendum, 68.7% of white South Africans voted for an abolishment of racial segregation in the country.

432:

Sixteen year old Patrick is captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland (traditional date), where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After becoming a cleric, he returned to northern and western Ireland. In later life, he served as a bishop, and by the seventh century, he come to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland.

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