Tuesday 17 February 1942
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Enrico Ferri and Huey Newton.
Roxie Hart, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Enrico Ferri: Italian government Minister; made many laws governing the speed on the autostrada the summer of 1988.
- Huey Newton: American political activist who co-founded the Black Panther Party that became a symbol of black militancy in the mid-1960's and 1970's.
- US Army General Douglas MacArthur reaches Australia and takes command of Allied forces.
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