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 This day in History - February 17
447 Historic Events for February 17
1986

1st Francophone Summit convenes at Versailles

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1987

Verree Teasdale, actress (Skyscraper Souls), dies

Death
1987

Hal K Dawson, actor (Another Language, Wells Fargo), dies

Death
1987

Michelle Renee Royer, 21, (Texas), crowned 36th Miss USA

Event
1987

Don Mattingly wins highest salary arbitration ($1,975,000 per year)

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1988

US Lt Col Wm Higgins kidnapped by Lebanese terrorists and later killed

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1988

Lebanese terrorists kidnap UN truce observer Lt Col William Higgins

Event
1989

Lefty Gomez, pitching great (NY Yankees), dies at 80

Death
1989

Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash

Event
1989

6-week study of Arctic atmosphere shows no ozone "hole"

Event
1989

Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya form common market

Event
1989

Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract

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1989

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1989

Whitesnake's rocker David Coverdale weds actress Tawny Kitaen

Event
1990

Erik Rhodes, actor (Top Hat), dies of pneumonia at 84

Death
1990

Keith Haring, US graffiti-artist, dies at 31

Death
1990

Marc Clement, actor (Career Opportunities, Sluggers Wife), dies

Death
1990

Frans Kellendonk, Dutch writer (Good for Nothing), dies at 39

Death
1991

US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge

Event
1991

Enrique Bermudez, commandant (Contra), dies

Death
1993

George E Wilburn, film editor, dies of emphysema at 77

Death
1993

Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)

Event
1993

Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed

Death
1993

Leslie Townsend, cricket all-rounder (Engld in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies

Death
1993

Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die

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