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This day in history - February 17.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, February 17, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on February 17 revolved around events relating to the Battle of Rudau, Execution of Giordano Bruno, First Military Commander of the English Plymouth Colony in North America, Election of Thomas Jefferson as President, Sinking of USS Housatonic, Premier of Madama Butterfly, The Armory Show, First Issue of Newsweek, Launch of Satellite Vanguard 2 and Opening of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Many famous people were associated with these momentous events including Winrich von Kniprode, Algirdas, Giordano Bruno, Myles Standish, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, Charles W. Pickering, George E. Dixon, Giacomo Puccini, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Thomas J. C. Martyn, Samuel T. Williamson, J. P. Hagen and James Naismith, Lee Williams.

Battle of Rudau - c February 17, 1370: On this day in history, c February 17, 1370, significant events took place today in Rudau, Prussia (near Modern Day Kaliningrad, Russia), respecting the Battle of Rudau. The battle of Rudau took place on either Febuary 17, or 18, 1370, between the Teutonic Knights, led by their Grand Master Winrich von Kniprode, and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, led by Grand Duke Algirdas. The Teutonic Knights were victorious although it is believed that both sides suffered heavy losses. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: c February 17, 1370 were Winrich von Kniprode, Algirdas. Facts on this day in History February 17: Events on this day in history: Battle of Rudau *** Date: c February 17, 1370 *** Place: Rudau, Prussia (near Modern Day Kaliningrad, Russia) *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 14th Century *** This day in history ***

Execution of Giordano Bruno - February 17, 1600: On this day in history, February 17, 1600, important events took place today in Rome, Italy, in respect of the Execution of Giordano Bruno. Dominican Friar, Giordano Bruno, was also a mathematician and philosopher. His theories on cosmological matters caused great concern at the time, and he was tried by the Roman Inquisition for blasphemy and heresy. He was burned at the stake, in Rome on February 17, 1600. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 17, 1600 were Giordano Bruno. Facts on this day in History February 17: Events on this day in history: Execution of Giordano Bruno *** Date: February 17, 1600 *** Place: Rome, Italy *** Category: Religion *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

First Military Commander of the English Plymouth Colony in North America - February 17, 1621: On this day in history, February 17, 1621, important events took place today in Massachussetts, USA, surrounding the First Military Commander of the English Plymouth Colony in North America. Myles Standish accompanied the Pilgrims to Plymouth aboard the Mayflower after being hired to act as a military advisor. He was elected to be the first Commander of the Plymouth Colony Militia on February 17, 1621. He held the position for the rest of his life. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 17, 1621 were Myles Standish. Facts on this day in History February 17: Events on this day in history: First Military Commander of the English Plymouth Colony in North America *** Date: February 17, 1621 *** Place: Massachussetts, USA *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Election of Thomas Jefferson as President - February 17, 1801: On this day in history, February 17, 1801, significant events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, respecting the Election of Thomas Jefferson as President. On February 17, 1801, the House of Representatives elected Thomas Jefferson President and Aaron Burr Vice President. This action followed a draw in the 1800 presidential election between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 17, 1801 were Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr. Facts on this day in History February 17: Events on this day in history: Election of Thomas Jefferson as President *** Date: February 17, 1801 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Sinking of USS Housatonic - February 17, 1864: On this day in history, February 17, 1864, important events took place today in South Carolina, USA, in respect of the Sinking of USS Housatonic. USS Housatonic, commanded by Captain Charles W. Pickering, was blockading the entrance to Charleston Harbour during the civil war. Under orders to lift the blockade, submarine H. L. Hunley, commanded by Lieutenant George E. Dixon, lodged a torpedo into Housatonic's hull. The torpedo exploded and sunk USS Housatonic. H. L. Hunley was lost on it's journey home. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 17, 1864 were Charles W. Pickering, George E. Dixon. Facts on this day in History February 17: Events on this day in history: Sinking of USS Housatonic *** Date: February 17, 1864 *** Place: South Carolina, USA *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Premier of Madama Butterfly - February 17, 1904: On this day in history, February 17, 1904, important events took place today in Milan, Italy, in respect of the Premier of Madama Butterfly. Giacomo Puccini's two act opera, Madama Butterfly, premiered in the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy on February 17, 1904. The opera became more successful when it was later revised by Puccini, and he divided Act II to make a three act opera. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 17, 1904 were Giacomo Puccini. Facts on this day in History February 17: Events on this day in history: Premier of Madama Butterfly *** Date: February 17, 1904 *** Place: Milan, Italy *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

The Armory Show - February 17, 1913: On this day in history, February 17, 1913, critical events took place today in New York, USA, regarding the The Armory Show. The International Exhibition of Modern Art, held at the U. S. National Guard Armories, was known as the Armory Show. It was America's first exhibition of modern art and included works by many famous artists such as Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 17, 1913 were Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso. Facts on this day in History February 17: Events on this day in history: The Armory Show *** Date: February 17, 1913 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Issue of Newsweek - February 17, 1933: On this day in history, February 17, 1933, momentous events took place today in New York, USA, with regard to the First Issue of Newsweek. Launched by former 'Time' Editor, Thomas J. C. Martyn, the first Newsweek was issued as News-Week on February 17, 1933. The first Editor-in-Chief was journalist Samuel T. Williamson. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 17, 1933 were Thomas J. C. Martyn, Samuel T. Williamson. Facts on this day in History February 17: Events on this day in history: First Issue of Newsweek *** Date: February 17, 1933 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Current Affairs *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Launch of Satellite Vanguard 2 - February 17, 1959: On this day in history, February 17, 1959, significant events took place today in Florida, USA, respecting the Launch of Satellite Vanguard 2. Weather Satellite, Vanguard 2, was launched aboard a Vanguard SLV 4 rocket on February 17, 1959. Project Managed Dr. J. P. Hagen, it's purpose was to measure cloud cover during daylight hours and to provide atmosphere density information. It was the first weather satellite and has an expected orbit life of 300 years. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 17, 1959 were J. P. Hagen. Facts on this day in History February 17: Events on this day in history: Launch of Satellite Vanguard 2 *** Date: February 17, 1959 *** Place: Florida, USA *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame - February 17, 1968: On this day in history, February 17, 1968, momentous events took place today in Massachussetts, USA, with regard to the Opening of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Established in 1959 by Lee Williams, the Naismith Hall of Fame, dedicated to basketball inventor James Naismith, existed without a building. After raising the necessary funds the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opened in Springfield, Massachusetts, on February 17, 1968. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 17, 1968 were James Naismith, Lee Williams. Facts on this day in History February 17: Events on this day in history: Opening of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame *** Date: February 17, 1968 *** Place: Massachussetts, USA *** Category: Sport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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