We are the 48th day of the year, we celebrate Saint Alexis. Originally from Florence, he was one of the seven founders of the order of the "servants of Mary" in the 13th century.
The sun rises a minute earlier at 7:58 a.m. and sets a minute later at 6:12 p.m. The saying: "February flower, don't go to the basket"
Some February 17
1673: death of Molière
1800: creation of the prefectural body
1863: creation of the International Red Cross by the Swiss Henry Dunant
1914: birth of the writer Pierre Jakez-Hélias (died August 13, 1995)
1996: death of Hervé Bazin, writer and president of the Goncourt Academy
2007: death of Maurice Papon, nine years after being convicted of complicity in a crime against humanity
2008: independence of Kosovo
2012: end of the exchange of 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 franc notes at the Banque de France
2016: death of Polish filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski, director notably of "L'amour braque"
It's their birthday
Michael Jordan, former American basketball player, born in 1963
David Douillet, judo champion, converted into politics, born in 1969
Philippe Candeloro, skater born in 1972