February 17: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

February 17th marks the 48th day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 317 days remaining until the end of the year (or 318 days in case of leap years). People born on this day are under the sign of Aquarius. Famous birthdays on this day include Paris Hilton (1981), Michael Jordan (1963) and Michael Jordan (1963). Holidays and observances around the world include: Global Tourism Resilience Day.
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What happened on February 17th in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Feb 17th, 2019 After Flybmi filed for bankruptcy, hundreds of European airline passengers were left homeless.
  • Feb 17th, 2018 2018 Oaxaca earthquakes: A military helicopter assessing the damage was carrying Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, the Governor of Oaxaca, and Alfonso Navarrete Prida (Mexico's Secretary for the Interior). The helicopter crashes over Jamiltepec killing 13 people. These are the only deaths related to the earthquake that have been reported. (CNN)Earthquakes on the British Isles: The strongest earthquake in the United Kingdom in ten years occurs in Swansea.
  • Feb 17th, 2017 Boko Haram insurgency - Seven suicide bombers explode after trying to attack a camp of displaced people in Maiduguri (Nigeria)
  • Feb 17th, 2016 Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present: A suicide bomber kills at most 13 soldiers at a base of the Yemeni Army run by forces loyalto ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. It is located in Aden, a southern port city. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Feb 17th, 2015 War in Donbass. The President of Ukraine's office calls for NATO and the European Union to condemn Russian-backed rebels in Debaltseve. Officials of the self-proclaimed rebel government claim that the town is not part the ceasefire.
  • Feb 17th, 2014 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal:: At least 25 people have been killed and many more injured in bombing attacks in Baghdad. Three bombs were exploded in public places and one outside a Shiite mosque.
  • Feb 17th, 2013 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: A series car bombs killed at least 37 people in Baghdad's predominantly Shiite areas and injured more than 130 others.
  • Feb 17th, 2012 Arab Spring
  • Feb 17th, 2011 2011 Bahraini protests:
  • Feb 17th, 2010 Mexico City has 500,000 people who have been vaccinated for the A/H1N1 influenza.
  • Feb 17th, 2009 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Texas billionaire Allen Stanford and three other companies with selling fraudulently high-yield certificates for deposit worth US$8 billion. Stanford International Bank, headquartered in Antigua, has 30,000 clients across 131 countries and assets of US$8.5 billion.
  • Feb 17th, 2008 Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company recalls over 143 million pounds beef. This recall is the largest in California and the USA due to the slaughtering of unfit cattle for human consumption.

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