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.