On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 43rd NAACP Image Awards: "The Help" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece
  • The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, resigns over a corruption scandal

Famous Deaths

  • Ulric Neisser, American psychologist, dies at 83