Today in History for February 17th

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(AP) – The Associated press takes a look back at some of the historic events that took place on February 17th.

1992:

In Milwaukee, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer receives a series of life sentences for his grisly string of murders.  

Dahmer had admitted to killing 17 young men and boys, some of whom he had mutilated and cannibalized.

Just a few years later, Dahmer is beaten to death by a fellow inmate behind bars.

1801:  

In Washington, the House of Representatives breaks an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.

The House chooses Jefferson to be America’s third president, with Burr becoming his vice president.

1996:

World chess champ Garry Kasparov  beats Deep Blue, an IBM supercomputer, in a six-game match in Philadelphia.

The following year, Kasparov loses to Deep Blue in a rematch.

1963:  

Michael Jordan, one of pro basketball’s greatest all-time players, is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1976:

The Eagles release “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” album, still the best-selling album in the US, ever.

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