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Historical Events for 24th February 2017
1708Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Groningen
1923Flying Scotsman goes into service
1924Johnny Weissmuller, swims 100m record (57 2/5 secs)
1951"Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 performances
1965Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas
1970KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open
1997Qatar inaugurates the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting facility and formally launches Qatar Liquefied Gas Co.
199941st Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), Lauryn Hill wins
2002Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal
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Hummingbirds are the only animals able to fly backwards. They consume half of their body weight in food every day.
Whales talk to each other by making a loud clicking noise. The sound waves travel extremely well underwater and they can hear each other from 100 miles away.

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Is the College Board’s Newest AP Computer Science Course Closing the Gap?   22 Feb 2017
Capstone Sells Digital Reading Platform, myON to Private Equity Firm   21 Feb 2017
Word of the Day »     buskin
Definition:(noun) A foot and leg covering reaching halfway to the knee, resembling a laced half boot.
Synonyms:half boot
Usage:He wore pale yellow buskins that covered the scars just above his ankles.

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