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2/17/2021 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - February 17

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Today in History in 1621 Miles Standish was elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony; in 1865 Columbia, S.C. burned down during the Civil War; and in 1969 Golda Meir was sworn in as the first female prime minister of Israel.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1568 - Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace
  • 1621 - Myles Standish is elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony
  • 1801 - US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie, chooses Thomas Jefferson President over Burr
  • 1864 - Confederate submarine HL Hunley sinks Union ship Housatonic
  • 1865 - Columbia SC burns down during Civil War
  • 1870 - Mississippi becomes 9th state readmitted to US after Civil War
  • 1876 - Sardines 1st canned (Julius Wolff-Eastport, Maine)
  • 1913 - NY Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public
  • 1915 - Edward Stone, 1st US combatant to die in WW I, is mortally wounded
  • 1968 - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens
  • 1969 - Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album; it was never released.
  • 1969 - Golda Meir sworn in as the first female prime minister of Israel
  • 1972 - British Parliament votes to join European Common Market
  • 2014 - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1781 - René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)
  • 1925 - Hal Holbrook, actor (All the President's Men, Mark Twain), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1936 - Jim Brown, St. Simons Georgia, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1939 - Mary Ann Mobley, Biloxi Ms, Miss America-1959/actress (Diff'rent Strokes)
  • 1963 - Michael Jordan, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls) and sports superstar
  • 1963 - Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian
  • 1972 - Billie Joe Armstrong, singer/musician (Green Day), born in Oakland, California
  • 1974 - Jerry O'Connell, actor (Scream 2, Andrew-My Secret Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • 1981 - Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress
  • 1982 - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor (Tommy Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)

Famous Weddings

  • 1841 - Dutch ex-king Willem I marries Henriette d'Oultremont de Wégimont
  • 1906 - 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice marries in the White House
  • 1950 - Natural history broadcaster David Attenborough (24) weds Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel
  • 1955 - Novelist J. D. Salinger (36) weds Claire Douglas
  • 1989 - Whitesnake's rocker David Coverdale weds actress Tawny Kitaen

Famous Deaths

  • 1909 - Geronimo [one who yawns], Apache chief, dies at 79
  • 1924 - Henry Bacon, American architect, dies at 57
  • 1939 - Willy Hess, German violinist (b. 1859)
  • 1970 - Agnon, [SJ Czaczkes], Hebrew writer (Nobel 1966), dies at 81
  • 1970 - Alfred Newman, US composer, dies at 69
  • 1989 - Lefty Gomez, pitching great (NY Yankees), dies at 80

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