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 This day in History - February 17
447 Historic Events for February 17
1904

Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly," premieres in Milan

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1905

Frances Willard becomes 1st women honored in National Statuary Hall

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1905

Serge Alexandrovich, gov-gen Moscow, murdered

Death
1906

Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice marries in the White House

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1906

Ramon Tapales, composer

Birth
1906

Galo Plaza Lasso, pres of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75)

Birth
1907

Henry Steel Olcott, US co-founder (Theosophist Society), dies at 74

Death
1907

Alec Wilder, Rochester NY, composer (1973 ASCAP award)

Birth
1907

Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)

Birth
1907

Henry Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society-Madras), dies

Death
1908

Staats Cotsworth, Oak Park IL, actor (Peyton Place)

Birth
1908

Geronimo, Apache chief, dies at about 79

Death
1908

Walter L "Red" Barber, Miss, sports announcer (Bkln Dodgers, NY Yanks)

Birth
1909

Marjorie Lawrence, Australia, soprano (Venus-Tannh„user)

Birth
1909

Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37)[NS]

Birth
1910

Marc Lawrence, NYC, actor (Man With Golden Gun)

Birth
1910

Ai Qing, poet

Birth
1911

1st hydroplane flight to and from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego)

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1911

Arthur Hunnicutt, Gravelly AR, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising)

Birth
1912

Aloys von Aerenthal, foreign minister (Austria-Hungary), dies at 57

Death
1912

L Oates, British explorer (Antarctica), dies

Death
1913

NY Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public

Event
1913

1st minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon)

Event
1913

Jos‚phine F "Fietje" van Anrooy, Dutch actress/director

Birth
1913

Oskar Danon, composer

Birth