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 This day in History - February 17
447 Historic Events for February 17
1994

Randy Shilts, US journalist (and the band played on), dies of AIDs at 41

Death
1995

Jan Bart Klaster, music editor (The Slogan), dies at 50

Death
1995

Timothy Hugh Brown, theatre critic, dies at 52

Death
1995

Uta Graf, singer/teacher, dies at 80

Death
1995

Thelma Hulbert, painter, dies at 81

Death
1995

11th Soap Opera Digest Awards

Event
1995

Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the LIRR in NY

Event
1995

Tiger mgr Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike

Event
1995

Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive and manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked

Event
1996

[Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95

Death
1996

Michael Raptis, writer/recolutionary, dies at 84

Death
1996

Jean Writer-Pierre Herve Bazin, dies at 84

Death
1996

Henry Guinness, missionary, dies at 87

Death
1996

Bentley Bridgewater, british Museum secretary, dies at 84

Death
1996

1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47

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1997

Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Pasadena Calif

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1997

Weekly Standard shows evidence Larry Flint sex abused his daughter

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1998

Diane Zamora, 20, Naval Academy cadet convicted of capital murder

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1998

Larry Wayne Harris and Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax

Event
1998

Ernst Juenger, German writer, dies at 102

Death
2002

Westlife go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'World Of Our Own.' The Irish boy band's 10th UK No.1 single.

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2002

'Always On Time' by RandB artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.

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