On This Day: February 17th
This is 48th day of the year and 317 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—12 Adar I 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 13th day of the 1st month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Chess champion Garry Kasparov beat the IBM computer, Deep Blue, winning the six-game match.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.industrialist and philanthropist
Samuel Sidney McClureeditor and publisher
Jim Brownfootball player
Arcangelo Corellicomposer and violinist
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.