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Notable Historical Events for February 17th

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Tasmania

February 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 17th

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

1955Mo Yan, Chinese novelist

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

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

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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