Today in History, English
Today in History, English

18843February 17Death2007 – Dermot O'Reilly, Irish-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Ryan's Fancy) (b. 1943)
18844February 17Death2007 – Maurice Papon, French police officer and politician (b. 1910)
18845February 17Death2009 – Conchita Cintrón, Chilean bullfighter (b. 1922)
18846February 17Death2009 – Mike Whitmarsh, American volleyball player (b. 1962)
18847February 17Death2010 – Kathryn Grayson, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
18848February 17Death2012 – Robert Carr, English engineer and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1916)
18849February 17Death2012 – Clarence Dart, American captain and pilot (b. 1920)
18850February 17Death2012 – Michael Davis, American singer-songwriter and bass player (MC5) (b. 1943)
18851February 17Death2012 – Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn, Dutch mathematician and theorist (b. 1918)
18852February 17Death2012 – Ulric Neisser, German-American psychologist and academic (b. 1928)
18853February 17Death2012 – Howie Nunn, American baseball player (b. 1935)
18854February 17Death2013 – Richard Briers, English actor and singer (b. 1934)
18855February 17Death2013 – Shmulik Kraus, Israeli singer-songwriter and actor (The High Windows) (b. 1935)
18856February 17Death2013 – Sophie Kurys, American baseball player (b. 1925)
18857February 17Death2013 – Mindy McCready, American singer-songwriter (b. 1975)
18858February 17Death2013 – Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin, Irish footballer, hurler, and sportscaster (b. 1923)
18859February 17Death2014 – Bob Casale, American guitarist, keyboard player, and producer (Devo) (b. 1952)
18860February 17Death2014 – Peter Florin, German politician and diplomat, President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1921)
18861February 17Death2014 – Frankie Kao, Taiwanese singer (b. 1950)
18862February 17Death2014 – Wayne Smith, Jamaican singer (b. 1965)
18863February 17Death2014 – Frank Wappat, English singer and radio host (b. 1930)
18864February 17Death2015 – John Barrow, American-Canadian football player and manager (b. 1935)
18865February 17Death2015 – John Hurt Fisher, American philologist and academic (b. 1919)
18866February 17Death2015 – Cathy Ubels-Veen, Dutch politician (b. 1928)
18867February 17Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Seven Founders of the Servite OrderAlexis FalconieriConstabilisFintan of ClonenaghJanani Luwum (Anglican Communion)Lommán of TrimFebruary 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
18868February 17Holiday and observanceIndependence Day, celebrates the independence declaration of Kosovo in 2008, still under dispute.
18869February 17Holiday and observanceQuirinalia, in honor of Quirinus (Roman Empire)
18870February 18Event1229 – The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor signs a ten-year truce with al-Kamil, regaining Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem with neither military engagements nor support from the papacy.
18841February 17Death2006 – Ray Barretto, American drummer (b. 1929)
18842February 17Death2007 – Mike Awesome, American wrestler (b. 1965)

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