On This Day: February 17th
This is 48th day of the year and 317 days remain in the year.
Baltimore became the first U.S. city lit by gas.
Chess champion Garry Kasparov beat the IBM computer, Deep Blue, winning the six-game match.
Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.
February 17 BirthdaysMichael Jordan1963–, American Basketball Player.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.industrialist and philanthropist
Samuel Sidney McClureeditor and publisher
Jim Brownfootball player
Arcangelo Corellicomposer and violinist