TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Texarkana Gazette - - RECORDS/FROM PAGE ONE -

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- ).

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