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“17 February: What Happened On This Day in History?”

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17 February: Are you wondering what special day is today?

If yes, you have come to the right place because here you will get some interesting details about the events that happened on this day in history on 17th February!

17 February: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 17 February

    • In 1843, the British won the Battle of Miani and annexed most of what is Sindh province in Pakistan today.
    • In 1955, Harold Macmillan, the British Minister of Defense, announced that they planned to produce hydrogen bombs.
    • In 1996, an earthquake was accompanied by a tsunami in Indonesia that left 423 people injured, 108 people dead, and 58 missing.
    • In 2014, Jay Leno was replaced by Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight’s Show.

Birth Anniversaries

    • In 1836, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, the famous Spanish poet, was born.
    • In 1867, William Cadbury, the famous Cadbury chocolate company owner, was born.
    • In 1935, the American country singer Johnny Bush, was born.
    • In 1963, one of the Greatest Basketball Players of all time, Michael Jordan, was born on this day.

Death Anniversaries

    • In 1890, American inventor Christopher Latham Sholes, who invented the QWERTY keyboard, died on this day.
    • In 1932, American social reformer and children’s rights activist, Florence Kelley, died.
    • In 1982, Lee Strasberg, the famous theater & film director, and actor, died.
    • In 1986, Jiddu Krishnamurti, a renowned philosopher, and public speaker, died.
    • In 2013, Mindy McCready, a famous songwriter and singer, died.
    • In 2021, Rush Limbaugh, a famous American author, and radio personality, died at 70.

What Special Day is Today: 17 February

    • World Human Spirit Day is celebrated around the world.
    • Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated in New Zealand and the US.
    • My Way Day is celebrated in the US.
    • National PTA Founders Day is celebrated in the US.


Your question about what special day is today is hopefully answered now!

Do you know about more events that happened on this day in history on 17th February, and would you like to share with us? Please do so in the comments below!



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