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February 17 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 17th:
February 17th - Deaths:
364 – Jovian - Roman Emperor (b. 331)
440 – Mesrop Mashtots - Armenian monk & linguist (b. 360)
1339 – Otto - Duke of Austria (b. 1301)
1371 – Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria
1596 – Friedrich Sylburg - German classical scholar (b. 1536)
1600 – Giordano Bruno - Italian philosopher (burned at the stake) (b. 1548)
1609 – Ferdinando I de' Medici - Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)
1624 – Juan de Mariana - Spanish historian (b. 1536)
1659 – Abel Servien - French diplomat (b. 1593)
1673 – Molière - French playwright (b. 1622)
1680 – Denzil Holles - 1st Baron Holles, English statesman & writer (b. 1599)
1680 – Jan Swammerdam - Dutch biologist (b. 1637)
1715 – Antoine Galland - French archaeologist (b. 1646)
1732 – Louis Marchand - French organist & harpsichordist (b. 1669)
1768 – Arthur Onslow - English politician (b. 1691)
1780 – Andreas Felix von Oefele - German historian & librarian (b. 1706)
1841 – Ferdinando Carulli - Italian guitarist (b. 1770)
1854 – John Martin - English painter (b. 1789)
1856 – Heinrich Heine - German writer (b. 1797)
1874 – Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet - Belgian mathematician (b. 1796)
1883 – Napoleon Coste - French guitarist & composer (b. 1806)
1883 – Vasudeo Balwant Phadke - Indian revolutionary (b. 1845)
1890 – Christopher Sholes - American inventor (b. 1819)
1909 – Geronimo - Apache leader (b. 1829)
1912 – Edgar Evans - Welsh naval officer (b. 1876)
1919 – Wilfrid Laurier - 7th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1841)
1934 – King Albert I of Belgium (b. 1875)
1934 – Siegbert Tarrasch - German chess player (b. 1862)
1939 – Willy Hess - German violinist (b. 1859)
1943 – Armand J. Piron - American jazz violinist & composer (b. 1888)
1943 – Konstantin Bogaevsky - Russian painter (b. 1872)
1958 – Hugh McCrae - Australian writer (b. 1876)
1961 – Nita Naldi - American actress (b. 1897)
1962 – Bruno Walter - German conductor (b. 1876)
1970 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon - Israeli writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
1970 – Alfred Newman - American film composer (b. 1901)
1977 – Janani Luwum - Ugandan Archbishop (b. 1922)
1982 – Nestor Chylak - American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
1982 – Thelonious Monk - American jazz pianist (b. 1917)
1982 – Lee Strasberg - Austrian-born actor (b. 1901)
1986 – Jiddu Krishnamurti - Indian philosopher (b. 1895)
1989 – Lefty Gomez - American baseball player (b. 1908)
1990 – Erik Rhodes - American actor (b. 1906)
1990 – Hap Day - Canadian ice hockey player & manager (b. 1901)
1994 – Randy Shilts - American author & activist (b. 1951)
1996 – Hervé Bazin - French writer (b. 1911)
1997 – Zein Isa - Palestinian militant
1998 – Ernst Jünger - German author (b. 1895)
1998 – Bob Merrill - American composer & lyricist (b. 1921)
2001 – Khalid Abdul Muhammed - American Nation of Islam spokesman (b. 1948)
2001 – Bob Geary - Canadian football player & manager (b. 1933)
2001 – Barry Burman - English artist (b. 1943)
2003 – Steve Bechler - American baseball player (b. 1979)
2004 – José López Portillo - President of Mexico (b. 1920)
2005 – Dan O'Herlihy - Irish actor (b. 1919)
2005 – Omar Sivori - Argentine footballer (b. 1935)
2006 – Ray Barretto - Puerto Rican musician (b. 1929)
2006 – Bill Cowsill - American singer (The Cowsills) (b. 1948)
2007 – Jurga Ivanauskaitė - Lithuanian writer (b. 1961)
2007 – Mike Awesome - American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
2007 – Dermot O'Reilly - Irish-born musician, producer & songwriter (b. 1943)
2007 – Maurice Papon - French Nazi collaborator (b. 1910)
2008 – Brian Harris - English footballer (b. 1935)
2009 – Gazanfer Özcan - Turkish actor (b. 1931)
2009 – Conchita Cintrón - Chilean bullfighter (b. 1922)


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February 17 - Births

Calendar Date February 17th:
February 17th - Births:
1490 – Charles III - Duke of Bourbon, Constable of France (d. 1527)
1519 – Francis - Duke of Guise, French soldier & politician (d. 1563)
1524 – Charles of Guise - French cardinal (d. 1574)
1581 – Fausto Poli - Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)
1646 – Pierre Le Pesant - sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)
1653 – Arcangelo Corelli - Italian composer (d. 1713)
1718 – Matthew Tilghman - American Continental Congressman (d. 1790)
1723 – Tobias Mayer - German astronomer (d. 1762)
1752 – Friedrich Maximilian Klinger - German writer (d. 1831)
1754 – Nicolas Baudin - French explorer (d. 1803)
1781 – René Laënnec - French physician (d. 1826)
1792 – Karl Ernst von Baer - German biologist (d. 1876)
1796 – Philipp Franz von Siebold - German physician (d. 1866)
1816 – Haller Nutt - Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864)
1820 – Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau - Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)
1820 – Henri Vieuxtemps - Belgian composer (d. 1881)
1821 – Lola Montez - Irish dancer (d. 1861)
1836 – Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer - Spanish poet (d. 1870)
1844 – Aaron Montgomery Ward - American department store founder (d. 1913)
1848 – Louisa Lawson - Australian suffragist & writer (d. 1920)
1848 – Albert Gustaf Dahlman - Swedish executioner, the last to carry out capital punishment in Sweden (d. 1920)
1854 – Friedrich Alfred Krupp - German industrialist (d. 1902)
1861 – Princess Helena - Duchess of Albany (d. 1922)
1862 – Mori Ōgai - Japanese novelist & poet (d. 1922)
1863 – Fyodor Sologub - Russian symbolist novelist & poet (d. 1927)
1864 – Jozef Murgaš - Slovak inventor (d. 1929)
1864 – Banjo Paterson - Australian poet (d. 1941)
1874 – Thomas J. Watson - American computer manufacturer (d. 1956)
1877 – Isabelle Eberhardt - Swiss explorer & writer (d. 1904)
1877 – André Maginot - French politician (d. 1932)
1885 – Steve Evans - American baseball player (d. 1943)
1887 – Leevi Madetoja - Finnish composer (d. 1947)
1888 – Otto Stern - German physicist - Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
1893 – Wally Pipp - American baseball player (d. 1965)
1890 – Sir Ronald Fisher - Statistician & Geneticist (d. 1962)
1891 – Abraham Fraenkel - German-born Israeli mathematician & recipient of the Israel Prize (d. 1965)
1903 – Sadegh Hedayat - Iranian writer (d. 1951)
1904 – Hans Morgenthau - German political philosopher (d. 1980)
1908 – Red Barber - American baseball announcer (d. 1992)
1908 – Bo Yibo - Chinese politician (d. 2005)
1910 – Arthur Hunnicutt - American actor (d. 1979)
1910 – Marc Lawrence - American actor (d. 2005)
1911 – Oskar Seidlin - Silesian-born American literary scholar (d. 1984)
1911 – Orrin Tucker - American bandleader & composer
1912 – Andre Norton - American author (d. 2005)
1914 – Arthur Kennedy - American actor (d. 1990)
1914 – Wayne Morris - American actor (d. 1959)
1916 – Raf Vallone - Italian actor (d. 2002)
1916 – Alexander Obolensky - Russian prince & Rugby Union footballer (d. 1940)
1917 – Abdur Rahman Badawi - Egyptian philosopher (d. 2002)
1917 – Guillermo González Camarena - Mexican inventor (d. 1965)
1919 – Kathleen Freeman - American actress (d. 2001)
1920 – Ivo Caprino - Norwegian animated film director (d. 2001)
1922 – Enrico Banducci - American nightclub owner (d. 2007)
1922 – Tommy Edwards - American singer (d. 1969)
1922 – Valentino Mazzia - American forensic anesthesiologist (d. 1999)
1922 – Marshall Teague - American race car driver (d. 1959)
1924 – Margaret Truman - American novelist (d. 2008)
1925 – Ron Goodwin - English composer & conductor (d. 2003)
1925 – Hal Holbrook - American actor
1928 – Marta Romero - Puerto Rican actress & singer
1929 – Paul Meger - Canadian ice hockey player
1929 – Chaim Potok - American author (d. 2002)
1929 – Patricia Routledge - English actress
1930 – Roger Craig - American baseball player & manager
1930 – Ruth Rendell - English writer
1932 – Buck Trent - American banjo player
1933 – Bobby Lewis - American singer
1933 – Craig L. Thomas - American politician (d. 2007)
1934 – Alan Bates - English actor (d. 2003)
1934 – Barry Humphries - Australian actor & comedian
1935 – Christina Pickles - UK-born American actress
1936 – Jim Brown - American football player
1939 – John Leyton - British singer
1939 – Mary Ann Mobley - American actress & beauty queen
1940 – Gene Pitney - American singer (d. 2006)
1941 – Julia McKenzie - English actress & theatre director
1942 – Huey P. Newton - American political activist (d. 1989)
1943 – Costas Azariadis - Greek macroeconomist
1944 – Karl Jenkins - Welsh composer
1945 – Zina Bethune - American actress
1945 – Brenda Fricker - Irish actress
1946 – Dodie Stevens - American singer
1948 – José José - Mexican singer & actor
1948 – Rick Majerus - American basketball coach
1948 – Don Scardino - American television director & actor
1949 – Fred Frith - English musician & composer
1951 – Rashid Minhas - Pilot officer in Pakistan Air Force during Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 (d. 1971)
1952 – Karin Janz - East German gymnast
1953 – Norman Pace - British actor & comic
1954 – Rene Russo - American actress
1955 – David Nakayama - American actor
1955 – Mo Yan - Chinese novelist
1956 – Richard Karn - American actor
1957 – Loreena McKennitt - Canadian musician
1959 – Aryeh Deri - Israeli rabbi & politician
1959 – Neil Lomax - American football player
1959 – Rowdy Gaines - American swimmer
1962 – Samuel Bayer - American music video director
1962 – Alison Hargreaves - British mountaineer (d. 1995)
1962 – Tyrone "Ty" Jones - American screenwriter
1962 – David McComb - Australian musician (The Triffids) (d. 1999)
1962 – Lou Diamond Phillips - American actor
1963 – Jen-Hsun Huang - American entrepreneur & businessman
1963 – Michael Jordan - American basketball player
1963 – Larry the Cable Guy - American comedian & actor
1963 – Rene Syler - American journalist
1964 – Buster Olney - American sports columnist
1965 – Michael Bay - American film director
1966 – Ioannis Kalitzakis - Greek footballer
1966 – Michael Lepond - American musician (Symphony X)
1966 – Quorthon - Swedish musician (Bathory) (d. 2004)
1966 – Luc Robitaille - Canadian ice hockey player
1967 – Chanté Moore - American singer
1968 – Bryan Cox - American football player
1969 – David Douillet - French judoka, multiple olympic medalist
1969 – Tuesday Knight - American actress
1970 – Tim Mahoney - American musician (311)
1970 – Tommy Moe - American Olympic skier
1970 – Dominic Purcell - English-born actor
1971 – Martyn Bennett - Canadian composer (d. 2005)
1971 – Jeremy Edwards - British actor
1971 – Denise Richards - American actress
1972 – Billie Joe Armstrong - American musician (Green Day)
1972 – LG Petrov - Swedish singer (Entombed)
1972 – Philippe Candeloro - French figure skater
1972 – Taylor Hawkins - American musician (Foo Fighters)
1972 – Ralphie May - American comedian
1972 – Valeria Mazza - Argentinian model
1972 – Yuki Isoya - Japanese singer (formerly Judy & Mary)
1973 – Drew Barry - American basketball player
1973 – SaRenna Lee - American pornographic actress
1974 – Kaoru - Japanese musician
1974 – Jerry O'Connell - American actor
1974 – Bryan White - American singer
1975 – Wish Bone - American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
1975 – Harisu - South Korean singer, model & actress
1975 – Todd Harvey - Canadian ice hockey player
1975 – Vaclav Prospal - Czech ice hockey player
1976 – Kelly Carlson - American actress
1976 – Scott Williamson - American baseball player
1976 – William Roussel - French musician (Mütiilation)
1977 – Wong Choong Hann - Malaysian Badminton player
1978 – Jacob Wetterling - American kidnapping victim
1979 – Dee - Puerto Rican pornographic actress
1979 – Josh Willingham - American baseball player
1980 – Al Harrington - American basketball player
1980 – Klemi Saban - Israeli footballer
1980 – Jason Ritter - American actor
1981 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt - American actor
1981 – Paris Hilton - American actress & heiress
1982 – Adriano - Brazilian footballer
1982 – Brian Bruney - American baseball player
1982 – Steven Pienaar - South African footballer
1983 – Gérald Cid - French footballer
1983 – Marios Kaperonis - Greek boxer
1984 – Jimmy Jacobs - American professional wrestler
1984 – Kenta Kamakari - Japanese actor & seiyuu
1984 – AB de Villiers - South African cricketer
1984 – Sadha - South Indian film actress
1985 – Anne Curtis - Filipino actress & commercial model
1985 – Anders Jacobsen - Norwegian skijumper
1986 – Joey O'Brien - Irish footballer
1988 – Natascha Kampusch - Austrian kidnapping victim
1989 – Rebecca Adlington - British swimmer
1991 – Bonnie Wright - British actress
1992 – Meaghan Jette Martin - American actress & singer

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February 17 - General (Calendar Date)

February 17th - Basic Facts:
  • February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 317 days remaining until the end of the year (318 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 16
  • Next day is February 18.
February 17th Births (Here)

February 17th Deaths (Here)

February 17 Events:

1370 – The Battle of Rudau.
1500 – The Battle of Hemmingstedt.
1600 – Giordano Bruno (philosopher) is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome for heresy.
1621 – Myles Standish is appointed as f1st commander of Plymouth colony.
1753 – Sweden moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar - February 17 is followed by March 1.
1801 – Thomas Jefferson & Aaron Burr havde electoral tie - resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States & Burr becomes Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.
1809 – Miami University is chartered by the State of Ohio.
1814 – The Battle of Mormans.
1819 – United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise.
1854 – United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Orange Free State.
1864 – The H. L. Hunley becomes the first submarine to engage & sink a warship, the USS Housatonic (American Civil War).
1865 – Columbia, South Carolina, is burned as Confederate forces flee from advancing Union forces (American Civil War).
1867 – The first ship passes through the Suez Canal.
1871 – Prussian Army parades though Paris, France after winning the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.
1903 – El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico becomes part of the United States National Forest System as the Luquillo Forest Reserve.
1904 – Madama Butterfly receives its première at La Scala in Milan.
1913 – The Armory Show opens in New York City.
1924 – Johnny Weissmuller sets a new world record in the 100-yard freestyle swimming competition, in Miami, Florida, with a time of 522⁄5 seconds.
1925 – The New Yorker magazine is founded by Harold Ross & Jane Grant.
1933 – Newsweek magazine is published for the first time.
1933 – Blaine Act ends Prohibition in the United States.
1944 – The Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins (World War II).
1944 – Operation Hailstone begins. U.S. naval air, surface, & submarine attack against Truk (Chuuk), Japan's main base in the central Pacific (World War II).
1947 – The Voice of America (VoA) begins transmitting radio broadcasts to the Soviet Union.
1958 – Pope Pius XII declares Saint Clare of Assisi (1193~1253) the patron saint of television.
1959 – Project Vanguard - Vanguard 2 is 1st weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.
1964 – In Wesberry v. Sanders the Supreme Court of the United States ruling - congressional districts have to be ~ equal in population.
1964 – Leon M'ba (Gabonese president) is toppled by a coup - his rival, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, is installed.
1965 – The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions (Project Ranger).
1968 – Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opens in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1972 – Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model-T.
1974 – Robert K. Preston buzzes the White House in a stolen helicopter.
1978 – The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast.
1979 – The Sino-Vietnamese War begins.
1995 – The Cenepa War - between Peru & Ecuador ends with cease-fire brokered by the UN.
1996 – Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.
1996 – NASA's Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit & land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.
2003 – London Congestion Charge scheme begins.
2006 – Mudslide in Southern Leyte, Philippines - the official death toll ~ 1,126.
2008 – Kosovo declares independence.

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OpenGL 4.0 Specs (Khronos Group)

Khronos Group publishes OpenGL 4.0 specs:
  • OpenGL 4.0 is a royalty-free cross-platform standard.
  • This was presented at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco (March 2010).
  • This OpenGL version is faster and more efficient than previous iterations.
  • Included are 2 new shader stages - advantage of enabling the GPU to offload geometry tessellation from the CPU.
  • There is also inclusion of 64-bit double precision floating point shader operations.
  • Other performance enhancements include instanced geometry shaders, instanced arrays & also a new timer query.
  • This new standard will also help produce improvements to OpenGL ES.
  • Note - OpenGL ES is the graphics system used in the majority of smartphones & should help with developing the introduction of smartphone 3D interfaces.
  • Interestingly - the company AMD contributes to the Khronos workgroups.
The OpenGL Registry specifications can be found HERE.

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