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This Date in History Calendar- February 17

In Cold War, History, literature, media, music, Sports, World War II on February 17, 2008 by Editor Z


Sales of the Volkswagon Beetle surpass those of the Ford Model T setting a new record in the world of auto sales, this date in 1972.

Courtesy: Hippy.com, wikipedia, History Channel

1904: The opera classic Madama Butterfly debuts.

1925: The New Yorker Magazine is founded.

1933: Newsweek magazine publishes its first issue.

1933: The Blaine Act is implemented, thereby ending the era of alchool prohibition in the United States.

1944: In World War II, The Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins.

1947: Voice of America radio begins broadcasting its message into the Soviet Union.

1968: The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opens in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1972: Sales of the Volkswagon Beetle surpass those of the Ford Model T, setting a new record for car sales.

1972: U.S President Richard M Nixon sets off on a historic trip to China, to open relations with the Communist country.

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