THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Fri­day, March 17, the 76th day of 2017. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Pa­trick’s Day.

IN THE NA­TION

2016: Bow­ing to years of pub­lic pres­sure, SeaWorld said it would no longer breed killer whales or make them per­form crowd-pleas­ing tricks.

IN THE WORLD

1992: Whites in South Africa voted by a ma­jor­ity of greater than 2-to-1 to forge ahead with talks to end white rule and give blacks vot­ing rights for the first time in the coun­try’s his­tory.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Singer-song­writer John Se­bas­tian (The Lovin’ Spoon­ful) is 73. Ac­tor Pa­trick Duffy is 68. Ac­tor Kurt Rus­sell is 66. Ac­tor Gary Sinise is 62. For­mer bas­ket­ball and base­ball player Danny Ainge is 58. Ac­tor Rob Lowe is 53. Rock singer Billy Cor­gan is 50. Mu­si­cian Melissa Auf der Maur is 45. Olympic gold medal soc­cer player Mia Hamm is 45. Ac­tor John Boyega is 25. Olympic gold medal swim­mer Katie Ledecky is 20.

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