7 Strange But True Events That Happened on February 17

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7 Strange But True Events That Happened on February 17

By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide selling homes in San Jose

Are you an inquisitive person who enjoys learning? If you’ve read my blog, you know one of the pastimes I enjoy is discovering new facts and interesting pieces of history.

I like to share intriguing stories from our local newspaper the San Jose Mercury News, as well as my favorite print and online magazines Mental Floss, the National Geographic Society or  Smithsonian Magazine. Other times I find articles or facts online at The History Place, Brainy History,orDates In History.These events for today’s blog post are primarily from History Orb and Wikipedia.

While these interesting items are intriguing, they have nothing to do with my real estate business, helping people like you buy and sell Cupertino and San Jose homes for sale in Silicon Valley, Calif. and beyond. These interesting items just add fun and fascination to life.

Here are today’s 7 Strange But True Events That Happened on February 17. I hope you find them interesting, too.

7 Strange But True Events That Happened on February 17

Myles Standish Plymouth Colony commander Michelle Carr Crowe February 17 2013 blog image

1621  Myles Standish (also known as Miles Standish) is appointed as first commander of Plymouth colony. The colonists continued to re-elect him to leadership throughout his life.

1753 – In Sweden February 17 is followed by March 1 as the country moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.

Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Michelle Carr Crowe February 17 2013 blog image

1801 – An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.

Aaron Burr Michelle Carr Crowe February 17 2013 blog image.jpg

1819 – The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise.

1933 – The Blaine Act ends Prohibition in the United States.

1972 – Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model-T.

1996 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.


Thank you for reading. You may want to read my blog at www.activerain.com/results for more fun facts on history, real estate, home, life and other topics. I hope you learned something new from reading about these 7 Strange But True Events That Happened on February 17.



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Michelle Cherie Carr Crowe and her "Get Results Team" (established by the late legendary Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her and her team creative catalysts for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, author, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

Her designations have included: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

Michelle is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,200 traditional articles published in print and online, co-author of two books on Silicon Valley-specific real estate as well as over 68,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at www.activerain.com/results or visit her online at www.michellejudycarr.com. For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.


Comments (1)

Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Thanks for sharing 7 points of history. i had forgotten about the 1996 battle !*L*

Feb 16, 2013 09:32 PM