According to Gregory calendar, February 17 is the day number 48 in a given year. February 17 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 17 February in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1266Naseeruddin Mohammad Shah, the eighth sultan of the Mamluk kingdom Ghulam dynasty) died.
1370Germany defeated Lithuania at the Battle of Rudeau.
1400Having died in Pontefract Castle after he was deposed, the bodyof Richard II was put on display in London's Old St Paul's Cathedral.
1600Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno, best-known as a proponent of heliocentrism and the infinity of the universe, was burned at thestake as a heretic by the Roman Inquisition.
1621Myles Standish was elected as the first commander of thePlymouth Colony militia, a position he would hold for the rest of hislife.
1698Aurangzeb captured the fort of Jinji after an eight-year siege.
1714The Parliament of Paris accepted the "unigenetus" degree of Pope Clemens XI.
1720The Treaty of The Hague signed between Spain, Britain, France, Austria and the Dutch Republic, with the Quarterral Alliance ending the war.
1772Poland's first division was signed in Vienna by Austria, Prussia and Russia.
1776Edward Gibbon published the first volume of the history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
1807Henry Christopher was elected the first President of the State of Haiti.
1827A Swiss intellectual named John Henry Pestalozzi passed away.
1859The French Navy captured the Citadel of Saigon, a fortress that was manned by 1,000 Nguy?n Dynasty soldiers, en route to conquering Saigon and other regions of southern Vietnam.
1865The Columbia Supreme Court was burned during the Civil War in the US.
1872Mariano Gómez, José Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, collectivelyknown as Gomburza, were executed in Manila, Philippines, by Spanishcolonial authorities on charges of subversion arising from the 1872Cavite mutiny.
1878The first telephone exchange opened in the city of San Francisco.
1882The first Test cricket match was played at the Cricket Ground in Sydney.
1883The great revolutionary, freedom fighter and social activist Vasudev Bal Vant Phadke died in Adan prison.
1894American outlaw John Wesley Hardin was released from prison.
1904Italian composer Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly premiered at La Scala in Milan, generating negative reviews that forced him to rewrite the opera.
1913In the U.S. National Guard's 69th Regiment Armory in New York City, the Armory Show opened, introducing Americans to avant-garde andmodern art.
1927The world's first aircraft-making company was founded by William Boeing and Albert Hubbard.
1933America's weekly magazine 'Newsweek' was published.
1944The Battle of Eniwetok began during World War II in which American troops prevailed.
1947Voice of America' began airing in the Soviet Union.
1949Chaim Weizmann began his term as the first President of Israel.
1959Vanguard 2, the first weather satellite, was launched to measure cloud cover distribution.
1962The storm in Hamburg, Germany, killed 265 people.
1964Gabonese military officers overthrew President Léon M'ba, butFrance, honoring a 1960 treaty, forcibly reinstated M'ba the next day.
1978The Troubles-The Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated abomb at the La Mon restaurant near Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1994Gujarat Chief Minister Chimanbhai Patel died at the age of 65.
1995Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the LIRR in NY.
1996Netherlands played its first ODI vs. New Zealand, cricket World Cup. Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47.
1997Carl Sagan Public Memorial was inaugurated at Pasadena California.
1998Larry Wayne Harris and Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax.
2003The London congestion charge, a fee that is levied on motoriststravelling within designated parts of Central London, came intooperation.
2006A massive landslide in the Philippine province of Southern Leyte killed over 1, 000 people.
2007The then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
2008Kosovo declares independence from Serbia.
2008Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.
2011Bahrain security forces launched a pre-dawn raid on protestersin Pearl Roundabout in Manama, killing four of them.
2012About 60 to 70 artefacts of the ancients Olympic Games was stolen by the thieves who broke into the archaeological.
2013In Bolivar, Venezuela, the country’s government opens a granite processing plant and it estimated that it will provide 25% of the nation’s granite requirements.
2013Danoica Patrick becomes the first women at the Daytona 500 and the Nascar sprint cup series to win pole position in racing.
2014Jimmy Fallon officially replaces Jay Leno in his first broadcast as host of 'The Tonight Show’.
2014The American ice dousing power called Charlie White and Meryl draws won the Olympic gold medal which was th
2014Somaya Jibarti of Saudi Arabia became the first woman Chief Editor of the country. He was made the editor in chief of the 'Saudi Gazette' newspaper.

Important Historical Events of 17 February in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event

Important Days of 17 February National & International Days 🏁

World Pangolin Day (Third Saturday of February)International Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 17 February 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1899Jibanananda Das / Poet / India
1925Shyamacharan Shukla / Politician / India
1954Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao / Politician / India

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