This was 48th day of the year and 317 days remained in the year.
February 17 in History
Baltimore became the first U.S. city lit by gas.
Chess champion Garry Kasparov beat the IBM computer, Deep Blue, winning the six-game match.
Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.
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