February 17th celebrates World Human Spirit Day and Random Act of Kindness Day.
We are now on day 48 out of 365, and have 317 days left of the year.
Everyone who was born on this day shares the same zodiac sign, Aquarius.
Today is your lucky day as we have collected some top-notch historical events that all happened on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1936, the world’s first superhero appeared in a comic strip? “The Phantom” is a costumed crime-fighter who operates from the fictional country of Bangalla.
Keep reading for more facts about February 17th in history!
What Happened On February 17 In History?
$10 billion was pledged to help fight climate change by Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos.
A potential new continent was discovered in the South Pacific.
Zealandia is 94% underwater but is close to being recognized as its own continent that would include New Zealand.
US secretary of State John Kerry spoke in from of college students in Jakarta Indonesia about the looming threat of Climate Change.
He talked of the urgency needed to address the issue and the dangers of interest groups who willfully deny the dangers it poses.
Thieves stole up to 68 Olympic artifacts from a museum in Greece.
Casey Neistat uploaded his first ever YouTube video.
However he didn't make his first vlog until March 25, 2013.
The Pioneer 10 spacecraft passed NASA’s Voyager 1 to become the farthest man-made object in space.
A stampede at a soccer match killed 49 people in Cairo, Egypt.
The incident happened after the venue for the match was switched to a smaller stadium. 80,000 fans rushed in to get their seats at a stadium that could only accommodate 40,000 fans. The stadium's supports crumbled and 49 died and more were injured.
Friends Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan recorded “Girl From The North” at CBS Studios.
The Phantom, the world’s first superhero, appeared in the self-titled comic strip by Lee Falk.
Oregon became first US State to pass a minimum wage law.
It limited work to 50 hours per week, 9-hour days, and required at least one 45-minute break. Minimum wage was fixed to $8.64 USD per week.
Julius Wolff supplied the first canned sardines from Maine, USA.