What are the important events that happened on February 17, 1996? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 17, 1996: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 17, 1996 is the 48th day of the year 1996 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 4, 1996 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 229,032 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $2,517.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Pig is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 17, 1996 Historical Events

  • 1996
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.
  • 1996
    NASA’s Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.

Who were born on February 17, 1996?

  • 1996
    Sasha Pieterse, South African/American actress

Who died on February 17, 1996?

  • 1996
    Hervé Bazin, French writer (b. 1911)

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