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Calendar for February 17th, 2013

1620s

  • 1621: Myles Standish appointed commander of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts

  • 1650s

  • Born 1653: Arcangelo Corelli (composer)

  • 1860s

  • 1864: Confederate H. L. Hunley was first submarine to sink a warship (USS Housatonic)

  • 1865: Columbia, South Carolina, burned by Union Army (U.S. Civil War)

  • 1870s

  • 1876: First sardines canned in Maine

  • Born 1879: Dorothy Canfield Fisher (author)

  • 1890s

  • 1897: The National Congress of Mothers, later known as the PTA, founded

  • 1900s

  • Born 1909: Marjorie Lawrence (opera singer)

  • Died 1909: Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache leader)

  • 1910s

  • 1913: Marcel Duchamp's painting, Nude Descending a Staircase, outraged viewers

  • Died 1919: Wilfred Laurier (8th Prime Minister of Canada)

  • 1930s

  • 1933: First publication of Newsweek magazine

  • 1950s

  • Born 1954: Rene Russo (actress)

  • Born 1956: Richard Karn (actor, game show host)

  • 1960s

  • 1960: Elvis Presley awarded his first gold album for "Elvis"

  • 1961: 9-pound 6-ounce chain pickerel caught near Homerville, Georgia

  • Born 1963: Michael Jordan (basketball player)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1974: Jerry O'Connell (actor)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1980: Jason Ritter (actor)

  • Born 1981: Paris Hilton (heiress)

  • Died 1982: Thelonious Monk (jazz pianist)

  • Died 1982: Lee Strasberg (actor and director)


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