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Notable Historical Events for February 17th

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

1801US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie, chooses Thomas Jefferson President over Burr

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Notable Birthdays on February 17th

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

1955Mo Yan, Chinese novelist

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

1981Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress

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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

1924Henry Bacon, American architect, dies at 57

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

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