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 This day in History - February 17
447 Historic Events for February 17
1882

Noah Beery, Smithville AR, actor (Story of Esther, Mark of Zorro)

Birth
1882

1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground

Event
1882

Kurt Schindler, composer

Birth
1883

Napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76

Death
1883

A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London

Event
1884

Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish minister of Internal affairs (1940)

Birth
1885

Bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa

Event
1887

Leevi Antti Madetoja, composer

Birth
1888

Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943)

Birth
1888

Henrietta P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Bouwmeester Award)

Birth
1888

Ronald Aburthnott Knox, English priest/writer (Viaduct Murder)

Birth
1889

H[aroldson] L Hunt, Texas oil multi-millionaire

Birth
1891

Georg Britting, writer

Birth
1892

Theodor Plievier, German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis, Stalingrad)

Birth
1895

Anita Stewart, NY, actress (South of Hell Mountain)

Birth
1895

Edna Park Edwards, PA

Birth
1896

London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective

Event
1897

National Organization of Mothers forms (Parent Teacher Association)

Event
1897

Johan[nes A] Kaart, Dutch actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady)

Birth
1898

Tom Lowry, cricketer (NZ batsman in seven Tests and their 1st Test capt)

Birth
1901

Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38

Death
1902

Marian Anderson, Phila, operatic contralto (banned by D.A.R.)

Birth
1903

Joseph Parry, composer, dies at 61

Death
1903

Johannes Linthorst Homan, director of the queen in Groningen

Birth
1904

Albert Kuyle, [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)

Birth