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Notable Historical Events for February 17th

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

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

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

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

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

1859Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Un Ballo in maschera" premieres in Napoli

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

1923Ottawa Senator Cy Denneny becomes NHL's all time scorer (143 goals)

1932Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music," premieres in NYC

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

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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)

1981Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress

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

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Notable Deaths on February 17th

1909Geronimo [one who yawns], Apache chief, dies at 79

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

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