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Notable Historical Events for February 17th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Tasmania

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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)

1981Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress

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

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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

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

1924Henry Bacon, American architect, dies at 57

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