February 17

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on February 17. From 1900 until now. February 17 is under the sign of Aquarius. Famous birthdays on this day include Paris Hilton (1981), Michael Jordan (1963) and Michael Jordan (1963). Several movies were released around February 17 over the years, such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in 1920 directed by Robert Wiene and Charlie Chan in Panama in 1940 directed by Norman Foster.
But much more happened on February 17 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around February 17 over the years?
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Release year: 1920

Directed by: Robert Wiene

Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Country: United States of America

Charlie Chan in Panama

Charlie Chan in Panama

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Sidney Toler, Jean Rogers, Lionel Atwill, Mary Nash

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

Le Boucher

Le Boucher

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia, Pascal Ferone

The Wild Child

The Wild Child

Release year: 1970

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Cargol, Françoise Seigner, Jean Dasté


Historical Events

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  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
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  • 2019 Hundreds of airline passengers are left stranded throughout Europe following British airline Flybmi's bankruptcy filing. (AP via The Washington Times)
  • 2018 Earthquakes in 2018: 2018 Oaxaca earthquake: A military helicopter surveying the damage, carrying the Governor of Oaxaca Alejandro Murat Hinojosa and Mexico's Secretary of the Interior Alfonso Navarrete Prida, crashes over Jamiltepec, killing 13 people on the ground. These deaths are the only known ones related to the earthquake reported so far. (CNN)Earthquakes in the British Isles: A magnitude 4.4 earthquake, the strongest in the United Kingdom for ten years, occurs at Swansea. (BBC)
  • 2017 Boko Haram insurgency: Up to seven suicide bombers blow themselves up after failing in an attempt to attack a camp for displaced people near Maiduguri, Nigeria. (Al Jazeera)
  • 2016 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): A suicide bomber kills at least 13 recruits at a Yemeni Army base run by forces loyal to ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi in the southern port city of Aden. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claim responsibility for the attack. (Reuters)
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Which were the most popular books released around February 17 over the years?
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A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

Year: 1989


Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

Saint Odd by Dean Koontz

Saint Odd

Year: 2015


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SUSPENSE MAGAZINE • Includes Dean Koontz’s short story “You Are Destined to Be Together Forever”—its first time in print!From “one of the master storytellers of …

John Adams by David McCullough

John Adams

Year: 2002


The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.In

Memory In Death by J. D. Robb

Memory In Death

Year: 2006


#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents a memorable tale of suspense set in 2059 New York City, as Lieutenant Eve Dallas walks a tightrope between her professional duties and her private demons.Eve

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Year: 1994


In this national bestseller and winner of the Booker Prize, Roddy Doyle, author of the "BarrytownTrilogy," takes us to a new level of emotional richness with the story of ten-year-old Padraic

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