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 This day in History - February 17
447 Historic Events for February 17
1857

Samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher

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1858

Ernest Ford, composer

Birth
1859

Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Un Ballo in maschera" premieres in Napoli

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1862

Edward German (Jones), Whitchurch Shropshire, British composer

Birth
1862

Mori Ogai [Mori Rintar“), Japanese author (Maihime/Gan)

Birth
1864

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)

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1864

Confederate sub "HL Hunley" sinks Union ship "Housatonic"

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1865

Columbia SC burns down during Civil War

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1865

-18] Battle of Charleston SC

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1867

William Cadbury, England, chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury)

Birth
1867

1st ship passes through Suez Canal

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1867

Gyula Andressy becomes premier of Hungary

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1870

Esther Morris appointed 1st female judge

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1870

Mississippi becomes 9th state readmitted to US after Civil War

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1870

Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/founder (Flemish People's Party)

Birth
1874

Thomas J Watson, US, representative/founder (IBM)

Birth
1874

[Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belg astronomer/sociologist, dies at 77

Death
1875

Lu¡s NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33

Death
1876

Sardines 1st canned (Julius Wolff-Eastport, Maine)

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1877

Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)

Birth
1878

1st telephone exchange in SF opens with 18 phones

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1878

Jos‚ Amador de los R¡os, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59

Death
1879

Dorothy Canfield Fisher, US, novelist (Book-of-Month-Club)

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1880

Alvaro Obregon, general/president Mexico (1920-24)

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1880

Tsar Alexander II of Russia survives an assassination attempt

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