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Notable Historical Events for February 17th

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

1976Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 v India, his 1st match-winning spell

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Tasmania

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.

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

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

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

1885Bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa

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

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

February 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 17th

1955Mo Yan, Chinese novelist

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

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

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

February 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 17th

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

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

February 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 17th

1924Henry Bacon, American architect, dies at 57

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

February 17th Deaths
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