On This Day 17 February

Important Days

Revolution Day (Libya)


Important Events

2008 – Kosovo declares independence from Serbia.
2011 – Arab Spring: Libyan protests against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime begin. In Bahrain, security forces launched a deadly pre-dawn raid on protesters in Pearl Roundabout in Manama, the day is locally known as Bloody Thursday.
2015 – Eighteen people are killed and 78 injured in a stampede at a Mardi Gras parade in Haiti.
2016 – Military vehicles explode outside a Turkish Armed Forces barracks in Ankara, Turkey, killing at least 29 people and injuring 61 others.


Birth/Birth Anniversary

1899 – Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian poet and author (d. 1954)



1989 – Chord Overstreet, American actor and singer
1990 – Marianne St-Gelais, Canadian speed skater
1991 – Ed Sheeran, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1991 – Bonnie Wright, English actress, director, and screenwriter
1993 – Nicola Leali, Italian footballer
1993 – Marc Márquez, Spanish motorcycle racer



Death/ Death Anniversary

1986 – Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian-American philosopher and author (b. 1895)


1988 – Karpoori Thakur, Indian educator and politician, 11th Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1924)