Voice Of America ( 1947 ) With the start of the cold war following World War II America introduced the transmission of Voice Of America to the Russian People as part of it's propaganda campaign against Communism and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Chicago Nightclub Stampede
17th February ( 2003 ) : 21 people are killed in a stampede at the crowded "The Epitome" nightclub in Chicago.

Jeffrey Dahmer
17th February ( 1992 ) : Jeffrey Dahmer, was sentenced today to 15 consecutive life sentences and will never be eligible for parole by a Wisconsin court, he had practiced necrophilia and cannibalism on 15 young men and boys. On 28 November 1994 he was murdered by a fellow inmate, who bludgeoned him to death with a metal bar.

Strawberry Fields Forever 17th February ( 1967 ) The Beatles release the double A-sided single in the United States with Penny Lane ( Paul McCartney ) on one side and "Strawberry Fields Forever" ( John Lennon ) on the other side.

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