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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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

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