Sunday, February 17, 2008

Today in History: February 17

  • 1600 Philosopher Giordano Bruno burned at the stake for heresy, in Rome, by the Vatican.
  • 1801 Jefferson and Aaron Burr tie for president; House elects Jefferson P. and Burr V.P.
  • 1856 American photographer Frederic Ives born; invented half-tone printing.
  • 1864 H. L. Hunley: first submarine to engage and sink a warship, the USS Housatonic.
  • 1888 German-American scientist Otto Stern born; 1943 Nobel for the 1922 Stern-Gerlach Experiment (Gerlach, a Nazi, lost).
  • 1936 The Phantom's debut, the world's first comics superhero.
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