Friday, February 17, 2012
FEB 17th THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Famous Quote Said On February 17
I hate to take credit for the songs I've written. I'm just a courier bringing it into the world.
Michael Jackson, 1983
Feb 17 Birthdays
Billie Joe Armstrong
Larry the Cable Guy
Feb 17 In History
Newsweek magazine begins publication.
First minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon)
Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madame Butterfly" had its world premiere at La Scala in Milan, Italy.
First telephone exchange in San Francisco opens with 18 phones
Thomas Jefferson became the 3rd US President
This Day in Business
IBM's Watson computer beats Jeopardy's best contestants ever, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter - and it wasn't even close.
This Day in Entertainment
Thelonious Monk, the founder of bebop and modern jazz, dies.
This Day in Geography
After the bloody U.S. civil war, Mississippi becomes 9th state re-admitted.
This Day in Sports
The USA Women's Ice Hockey team defeats Canada to win their first ever gold medal.
February 17th Holiday
Random Acts of Kindness Day - Celebrated by many to promote the value of kindness, also used for fundraisers and as an educational event.
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