February 17 in History
1843February 17, 1843:
Following the victory of the British in the Battle of Miani, they seize most of present-day Pakistan’s Sindh province.
1897February 17, 1897:
The Parent-Teacher Association is formed in Washington, D.C. under the name, the National Congress of Mothers.
1904February 17, 1904:
“Madame Butterfly”, the opera by Giacomo Puccini is premiered in Milan at La Scala.
1979February 17, 1979:
China invades Vietnam after the latter repeatedly pursued anti-Chinese and pro-Soviet endeavors.
1992February 17, 1992:
Jeffrey Dahmer, a serial killer is issued with 15 successive life sentences for multiple murder convictions.
1996February 17, 1996:
An earthquake and a tsunami strike close to Biak Island in Indonesia, resulting in the deaths of 108 people.
2004February 17, 2004:
Alicia Keys releases her single, “If I Ain't Got You”.
2008February 17, 2008:
LeBron James is named MVP of the NBA All-Star Game at the New Orleans Arena.
2014February 17, 2014:
Jimmy Fallon makes his debut as the host of “The Tonight Show”.