Historical Events In February - 17
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
1854 British recognize independence of Orange Free State (South Africa) on February - 17.
1854 On this day in history friedrich A Krupp, German arms manufacturer
1854 Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71 on February - 17.
1855 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I) on February - 17.
1856 On this day in history heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris
1857 On February - 17 samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher
1858 Ernest Ford, composer on this day in history.
1859 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Un Ballo in maschera" premieres in Napoli on this day in history.
1862 On this day in history edward German (Jones), Whitchurch Shropshire, British composer
1864 On this day in history first successful warship attack by a submarine during the American Civil War
1864 Confederate sub "HL Hunley" sinks Union ship "Housatonic" on this day in history.
1864 Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda) on this day in history.
1865 -18] Battle of Charleston SC on February - 17.
1867 1st ship passes through Suez Canal on this day in history.
1867 On February - 17 william Cadbury, England, chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury)
1870 Esther Morris appointed 1st female judge on February - 17.
1870 On February - 17 louis de Raet, Belgian economist/founder (Flemish People's Party)
1874 Thomas J Watson, US, representative/founder (IBM) on this day in history.
1874 [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belg astronomer/sociologist, dies at 77 on February - 17.
1875 On February - 17 luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33
1876 Sardines 1st canned (Julius Wolff-Eastport, Maine) on February - 17.
1877 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune) on February - 17.
1878 On February - 17 1st telephone exchange in SF opens with 18 phones
1878 Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 on this day in history.
1879 Dorothy Canfield Fisher, US, novelist (Book-of-Month-Club) on this day in history.
1880 On this day in history the Russian tsar survives an attempted bomb assassination
1880 Tsar Alexander II of Russia survives an assassination attempt on this day in history.
1880 On this day in history alvaro Obregon, general/president Mexico (1920-24)
1882 On this day in history 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
1882 On February - 17 kurt Schindler, composer
1883 On this day in history vacant/Engaged toilet door sign patented
1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London on this day in history.
1883 On this day in history napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76
1884 On February - 17 arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish minister of Internal affairs (1940)