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Monday, February 17, 2014

Today In History

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)