February 17th




February, 1673

Jean – Baptiste Poquelin, mainly known as Moliere dies.  Moliere was a French playwright and is  considered to be one of the greatest of the Western literature.Some of his best works are The  Misanthrope,  Tartuffe or the Hypocrite, The Imaginary Invalid and more.


February 17, 1901

600 people died from tuberculosis in Athens, Greece.



February 17, 1933

Newsweek magazine is published for the first time.



February 17, 1963

Micheal Jordan, the American basketball layer is born




February 17, 1978

The Troubles. The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, closed to  Belfast. 12 people are killed and 30 are seriously injured.


February 17, 2008

Kosovo declares independence.


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