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|February 17th, 2008||Event||Kosovo declares independence from Serbia.|
|February 17th, 2006||Event||A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.|
|February 17th, 2003||Event||The London Congestion Charge scheme begins.|
|February 17th, 1996||Event||In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.|
|February 17th, 1995||Event||Colin Ferguson is convicted of six counts of murder for the December 1993 Long Island Rail Road shootings and later receives a 200+ year sentence.|
|February 17th, 1995||Event||The Cenepa War between Peru and Ecuador ends on a cease-fire brokered by the UN.|
|February 17th, 1992||Event||A court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin sentences serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer to life in prison.|
|February 17th, 1979||Event||The Sino-Vietnamese War begins.|
|February 17th, 1974||Event||Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House with a stolen helicopter.|
|February 17th, 1972||Event||Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle model exceed those of Ford Model-T.|
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