March 17

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  • St. Patrick's Day!
  • 1875: The town of Central, South Carolina is incorporated, according to an Act of the South Carolina Legislature.
  • 1977: Progressive art rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer releases double album "Works Volume 1", and epic 13:19 song "Pirates" gets sustained airplay on WSBF.
  • 1978: The Buzzard is published as a twenty-page edition. Done tabloid style as The National Buzzard, the front page teaser headlines are: "What Really Went Down At The Computer Center", "Special Rest-of-the Year Calendar of Campus Beauties", "Bigfoot Captured By Boring", "Homedumping Queen Attacked By Soccer Player", and "Pizza King, Hotdog Named All-ACC Dinner". Spring break begins after classes.
  • 2006 - Dr. Edward Grandpre, assistant professor of Educational Leadership, dies at his home after a short illness.

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