What happened on the 17th of February in history?
1600 Giordano Bruno burned in Rome as a heretic
1854 British recognize independence of Orange Free State (South Africa)
1870 Mississippi readmitted to U.S. after Civil War
1876 Sardines were 1st canned - in Eastport - Maine
1878 1st telephone exchange in San Francisco opens with 18 phones
1908 Geronimo - Apache hero - dies (birth date unknown)