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February 17


1621   Miles Standish becomes commander of Plymouth colony.

1867   The first ship passes through the Suez Canal.

1933   Newsweek is published for the first time

1959   First weather satellite is launched

Famous Birthdays:

1936   Jim Brown (Football Player)

1843   Montgomery Ward (Retailer)

1954   Rene Russo (Actress)

1963   Michael Jordan (Basketball Player)

1963   Larry the Cable Guy (Comic)

1972   Denise Richards (Actress)

1974   Bryan White (Singer)

1981   Paris Hilton (Hotel Heiress)

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