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What Happened on February 17th This Day in History

Year Name
2016 Military vehicles explode outside a Turkish Armed Forces barracks in Ankara, Turkey, killing at least 29 people and injuring 61 others.
2015 Eighteen people are killed and 78 injured in a stampede at a Mardi Gras parade in Haiti.
2011 Arab Spring: Libyan protests against Muammar Gaddafi's regime begin. In Bahrain, security forces launched a deadly pre-dawn raid on protesters in Pearl Roundabout in Manama, the day is locally known as Bloody Thursday.
2008 Kosovo declares independence from Serbia.
2006 A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.
1996 In Philadelphia, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.
1996 NASA's Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.
1996 The 8.2 Mw⿯ Biak earthquake shakes the Papua province of eastern Indonesia with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A large tsunami followed, leaving one-hundred sixty-six people dead or missing and 423 injured.
1995 The Cenepa War between Peru and Ecuador ends on a ceasefire brokered by the UN.
1992 Nagorno-Karabakh War: Armenian troops massacre more than 20 Azerbaijani civilians during the Capture of Garadaghly.
1980 First winter ascent of Mount Everest by Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy.
1979 The Sino-Vietnamese War begins.
1978 The Troubles: The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30 others, all Protestants.
1974 Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House in a stolen helicopter.
1972 Cumulative sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model T.
1968 In Springfield, Massachusetts, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opens.
1965 Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the "Sea of Tranquility" would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
1964 In Wesberry v. Sanders the Supreme Court of the United States rules that congressional districts have to be approximately equal in population.
1964 Gabonese president Léon M'ba is toppled by a coup and his rival, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, is installed in his place.
1959 Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2: The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.
1949 Chaim Weizmann begins his term as the first President of Israel.
1944 World War II: The Battle of Eniwetok begins: The battle ends in an American victory on February 22.
1944 World War II: Operation Hailstone begins: U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attack against Truk Lagoon, Japan's main base in the central Pacific, in support of the Eniwetok invasion.
1933 Newsweek magazine is first published.
1919 The Ukrainian People's Republic asks Entente and the US for help fighting the Bolsheviks.
1913 The Armory Show opens in New York City, displaying works of artists who are to become some of the most influential painters of the early 20th century.
1904 Madama Butterfly receives its première at La Scala in Milan.
1871 The victorious Prussian Army parades through Paris, France, after the end of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.
1867 The first ship passes through the Suez Canal.
1865 American Civil War: Columbia, South Carolina, is burned as Confederate forces flee from advancing Union forces.
1864 American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley becomes the first submarine to engage and sink a warship, the USS Housatonic.
1863 A group of citizens of Geneva founded an International Committee for Relief to the Wounded, which later became known as the International Committee of the Red Cross.
1859 Cochinchina Campaign: The French Navy captured the Citadel of Saigon, a fortress that was manned by 1,000 Nguyỿn dynasty soldiers, en route to conquering Saigon and other regions of southern Viet Nam.
1854 The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Orange Free State.
1838 Weenen massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulus.
1819 The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise for the first time.
1814 War of the Sixth Coalition: The Battle of Mormant.
1801 An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr, Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.
1753 In Sweden February 17 is followed by March 1 as the country moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
1739 The Battle of Vasai commences as the Marathas move to invade Portuguese-occupied territory.
1621 Myles Standish is appointed as first military commander of the English Plymouth Colony in North America.
1600 On his way to be burned at the stake for heresy, at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, the philosopher Giordano Bruno has a stake put through his tongue to prevent him continuing to speak.
1500 Duke Friedrich and Duke Johann attempt to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, Denmark, in the Battle of Hemmingstedt.
1411 Following the successful campaigns during the Ottoman Interregnum, Musa ÿelebi, one of the sons of Bayezid I, becomes Sultan with the support of Mircea I of Wallachia.
1370 Northern Crusades: Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights meet in the Battle of Rudau.
364 Roman Emperor Jovian dies after a reign of eight months. He is found dead in his tent at Tyana (Asia Minor) en route back to Constantinople in suspicious circumstances.
Famous People Born on February 17

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Year Name
1960 Lindy Ruff, Canadian hockey player and coach
1982 Daniel Merriweather, Australian singer-songwriter
1968 Wu'erkaixi, Chinese journalist and activist
1954 Rene Russo, American actress
1877 André Maginot, French sergeant and politician (d. 1932)
1946 Shahrnush Parsipur, Iranian-American author and academic
1961 Maria Eagle, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
1923 Buddy DeFranco, American clarinet player and bandleader (d. 2014)
1914 Wayne Morris, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1959)
1975 Václav Prospal, Czech ice hockey player
Famous People Deaths On February 17

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Date Name
1841 Ferdinando Carulli, Italian guitarist and composer (b. 1770)
1962 Joseph Kearns, American actor (b. 1907)
1988 Karpoori Thakur, Indian educator and politician, 11th Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1924)
2012 Michael Davis, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1943)
1609 Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)
2012 Ulric Neisser, German-American psychologist and academic (b. 1928)
1874 Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian astronomer, mathematician, and sociologist (b. 1796)
2006 Bill Cowsill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
1972 Friday Hassler, American race car driver (b. 1935)
1659 Abel Servien, French politician, French Minister of Finance (b. 1593)