Daily Calendar for Saturday, February 17, 2024 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Saturday, February 17, 2024


  • Arcangelo Corelli (composer) –
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher (author) –
  • Marjorie Lawrence (opera singer) –
  • Michiaki Takahashi (virologist best know for inventing first chickenpox vaccine ) –
  • Rene Russo (actress) –
  • Richard Karn (actor, game show host) –
  • Michael Jordan (basketball player) –
  • Jerry O'Connell (actor) –
  • Jason Ritter (actor) –
  • Paris Hilton (heiress) –
  • Ed Sheeran (musician) –


  • Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache leader) –
  • Wilfred Laurier (8th Prime Minister of Canada) –
  • Lee Strasberg (actor and director) –
  • Thelonious Monk (jazz pianist) –


  • Myles Standish appointed commander of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts–
  • Tie broken: Thomas Jefferson to be U.S. president; Aaron Burr, Vice President–
  • Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun patented draisine (bicycle precursor)–
  • Confederate H. L. Hunley was first submarine to sink a warship (USS Housatonic)–
  • Columbia, South Carolina, burned by Union Army (U.S. Civil War)–
  • First sardines canned in Maine–
  • The National Congress of Mothers, later known as the PTA, founded–
  • Marcel Duchamp’s painting, Nude Descending a Staircase, outraged viewers–
  • First publication of Newsweek magazine–
  • Elvis Presley awarded his first gold album for Elvisβ€β€œβ€“
  • 9-pound 6-ounce chain pickerel caught near Homerville, Georgia–


  • McIntosh, South Dakota, recorded a low temperature of -58 degrees F–
  • The temperature dipped to -60F in Esker, Labrador –
  • Record low of 60 degrees below zero F, Labrador–
  • Blizzard dumped more snow in Boston than any other storm in the state’s history— including the Blizzard of 1978—Logan International Airport measured 27.5 inches–

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