What Happened on February 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler visits field marshal Erich von Manstein's headquarters in Zaporozje, Ukraine and stays until the 19th

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dow Chemical and Corning Glass Works form a joint venture to explore and produce silicon materials, based off of the work of J. Franklin Hyde
  • Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews
  • Major General Omar Bradley flies to Washington, D.C.
  • NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US army

Famous Deaths

  • Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, dies at 54
  • Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (b. 1872)