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Know what happened on 17th February


Importance of 17th February in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 17th February special in the world history.

2003
Start of Congestion Charge for traffic entering central London
Great Britain
1979
The Sino-Vietnamese War began. China invaded Vietnam in response to the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia
1958
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) was founded in London
Great Britain
1958
Pope Pius XII declared Saint Clare of Assisi the patron saint of television .
Italy
1938
John Logie Baird demonstrated an experimental large-screen colour TV at the Dominion Theatre, London.
Great Britain
1934
Death of Siegbert Tarrasch, German doctor and world-class chess player and teacher, noted for his books on chess theory
Germany
1934
Birth of Alan Bates, award-winning British stage and film actor
Great Britain
1933
Newsweek magazine was first published in the USA
United States
1933
The Blaine Act was passed, ending Prohibition in the United States .
United States
1909
Death of Geronimo, Native American Apache leader
United States
1904
The opera Madame Buttery was premiered at La Scala, Milan.
Italy
1864
First sinking of a warship by a submarine. The H L Hunley sank the USS Housatonic - a Pyrrhic victory as the Hunley then sank as well.
United States
1864
Birth of Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson, Australian poet.
Australia
1863
The International Committee for Relief to the Wounded was founded by a group of residence of Geneva. I eventually became what we now know as the Red Cross.
Switzerland
1859
Verdis opera Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) was performed for the first time, in Rome
Italy
1673
Death of Molière, French playwright
France
1609
Death of Ferdinand I, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Italy
1600
Death of the philosopher Giordano Bruno, burned alive in Rome for heresy.
Italy
1545
Battle of Ancrum Moor
Great Britain
0364
Death of Emperor Jovian; died in his tent whilst en-route to Constatinople - a suspicious ending of his life.
Italy
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