TODAY IN HISTORY
Today is Friday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2017. There are 317 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Feb. 17, 1947, the Voice of America began broadcasting in Russian to the Soviet Union.
On this date:
In 1863, the International Red Cross was founded in Geneva.
In 1897, the forerunner of the National PTA, the National Congress of Mothers, convened its first meeting in Washington.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Hal Holbrook is 92. Actor-comedian Barry Humphries (aka “Dame Edna”) is 83. Football Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown is 81. Actress Rene Russo is 63. Actor Lou Diamond Phillips is 55. Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan is 54. Actor-comedian Larry, the Cable Guy is 54.
Thought for Today: “A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” — Tom Stoppard, Czechborn British playwright (1937- ).