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Calendar for February 17th, 2013

1621: Myles Standish appointed commander of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts

Born 1653: Arcangelo Corelli (composer)

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)

1876: First sardines canned in Maine

Born 1879: Dorothy Canfield Fisher (author)

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

Died 1909: Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache leader)

Born 1909: Marjorie Lawrence (opera singer)

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

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

1933: First publication of Newsweek magazine

Born 1954: Rene Russo (actress)

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

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

Born 1963: Michael Jordan (basketball player)

Born 1974: Jerry O'Connell (actor)

Born 1980: Jason Ritter (actor)

Born 1981: Paris Hilton (heiress)

Died 1982: Thelonious Monk (jazz pianist)

Died 1982: Lee Strasberg (actor and director)