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Notable Historical Events for February 17th

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

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

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Tasmania

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

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

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

1941Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1940Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 17th

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

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

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

1955Mo Yan, Chinese novelist

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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

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

1924Henry Bacon, American architect, dies at 57

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