Historical Events In February - 17
Thursday, 28 September 2023
1885 Bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa on this day in history.
1887 Leevi Antti Madetoja, composer on February - 17.
1888 Henrietta P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Bouwmeester Award) on February - 17.
1889 H[aroldson] L Hunt, Texas oil multi-millionaire on February - 17.
1891 Georg Britting, writer on this day in history.
1892 Theodor Plievier, German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis, Stalingrad) on February - 17.
1895 Anita Stewart, NY, actress (South of Hell Mountain) on February - 17.
1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective on February - 17.
1897 On February - 17 national Organization of Mothers forms (Parent Teacher Association)
1897 Johan[nes A] Kaart, Dutch actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady) on this day in history.
1898 On February - 17 tom Lowry, cricketer (NZ batsman in seven Tests & their 1st Test capt)
1901 On this day in history ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38
1902 On February - 17 marian Anderson, Phila, operatic contralto (banned by D.A.R.)
1903 On February - 17 johannes Linthorst Homan, director of the queen in Groningen
1903 Joseph Parry, composer, dies at 61 on February - 17.
1904 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly," premieres in Milan on this day in history.
1904 On this day in history albert Kuyle, [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)
1905 On February - 17 frances Willard becomes 1st women honored in National Statuary Hall
1905 On February - 17 serge Alexandrovich, gov-gen Moscow, murdered
1906 Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice marries in the White House on this day in history.
1906 Galo Plaza Lasso, pres of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75) on February - 17.
1907 Alec Wilder, Rochester NY, composer (1973 ASCAP award) on February - 17.
1907 On this day in history henry Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society-Madras), dies
1908 Staats Cotsworth, Oak Park IL, actor (Peyton Place) on this day in history.
1908 On this day in history geronimo, Apache chief, dies at about 79
1909 On this day in history joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37)[NS]
1910 Ai Qing, poet on this day in history.
1911 1st hydroplane flight to & from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego) on this day in history.
1911 Arthur Hunnicutt, Gravelly AR, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising) on February - 17.
1912 On this day in history aloys von Aerenthal, foreign minister (Austria-Hungary), dies at 57
1913 On this day in history new York Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to American public. The show is considered "shocking" and calls to close it are made
1913 On February - 17 1st minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon)
1913 Josephine F "Fietje" van Anrooy, Dutch actress/director on this day in history.
1914 Albert Westerlinck, [Jose J M Aerts], Flemish literary on this day in history.