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 This day in History - February 17
447 Historic Events for February 17
1943

-19] Hitler visits fieldmarshal von Mansteins hq in Zaporozje

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1943

Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews

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1943

Gen-major Bradley flies to Wash DC

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1943

NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio, enlists into the US army

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1944

Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter, dies at 64

Death
1944

Bernie Grant, British politician (Labour)

Birth
1944

Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins; US victory on Feb 22

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1944

US begins night bombing of Truk

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1945

Brenda Fricker, Dublin Ireland, actress (My Left Foot)

Birth
1945

Willie J L Swildens-Rozendal, Dutch MP (PvdA)

Birth
1945

Patricia Morrow, actress (Rita-Peyton Place)

Birth
1946

Zina Bethune, NYC, actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door)

Birth
1946

Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam

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1946

Valdemar Bandolowski, Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

Birth
1946

Andr‚ Dussollier, Annecy France, actor (3 Men and a Cradle)

Birth
1947

Voice of America begins broadcasting to USSR

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1947

Dodie Stevens, actress (Mary Hartman!)

Birth
1947

Dutch RC bishops publish manifest against "godless communism"

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1947

Dallas Adams, British actor/painter/writer (Terror From Within)

Birth
1947

Ben Cramer, Dutch vocalist (Clown)

Birth
1949

Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA

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1949

Chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel

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1949

Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea Kekesy/Ede Kiraly of HUN

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1949

Fred Frith, English guitarist/violinist/bassist (Skeleton Crew)

Birth
1949

Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Paris won by Alena Vrzanova of CZE

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