- 1653- Corelli, the composer, is born.
- In 1753, Sweden switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar and went from 17 February to 1 March!
- 1864- The H.L. Hunley became the first submarine to engage and sink a warship.
- Madame Butterfly premieres in Milan.
- The Blaine Act, in 1933, ends prohibition.
- Newsweek is first published in 1933.
- Rene Russo is born in 1954
- 1962- Lou Diamond Phillips was born!
- 1963- Michael Jordan was born.
- 1971- Denise Richards born.
- 1972- Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters are both born!
- 1980- I was born!
- 1981- Both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paris Hilton are born.
- 1982- Thelonius Monk died:( Listen to some jazz in his honor.
- 1991- The birth of two gingers: Ed Sheeran and Bonnie Wright
- In 1992, Jeffrey Dahmer is jailed for life for murder.
- 1996- Sasha Pieterse was born. She is on Pretty Little Liars.
- 2014- Scarlet has a great birthday!
Monday, February 17, 2014
Sooooo, today is my birthday! In honor of today, I thought I'd let you know some of the things that have happened on 17 February.