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Notable Historical Events for February 17th

1943-19] Hitler visits fieldmarshal von Mansteins hq in Zaporozje

2002'Always On Time' by R&B artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.

1913NY Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public

1904Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly," premieres in Milan

1621Myles Standish is elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony

1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis

1995Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike

1969Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album; it was never released.

1837Charles Lyell makes his presidential address to the Geographical Society, London and announces that Richard Owen has concluded from Darwin's fossils that extinct species were related to current species in the same locality

1989Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash

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Notable Birthdays on February 17th

1963Michael Jordan, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls) and sports superstar

1936Jim Brown, St. Simons Georgia, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)

1955Mo Yan, Chinese novelist

1972Billie Joe Armstrong, Oakland California, singer/musician (Green Day)

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Notable Weddings on February 17th

1955Novelist J. D. Salinger (36) weds Claire Douglas

1950Natural history broadcaster David Attenborough (24) weds Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel

February 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 17th

1918Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian PM (1896-1911), dies

1924Henry Bacon, American architect, dies at 57

February 17th Deaths
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