A look at the highlights this day February 17;
2002 – ‘Always On Time’ by R&B artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.
2014 – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC
2016 –Nike ends endorsement deal with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he made TV comments gay people are “worse than animals.”
1925 – The New Yorker is published for the first time. The New Yorker is a weekly magazine with a focus on the cultural life of New York City.
1965 – Gambia Independence: Gambia becomes the smallest sovereign state in Africa and the last of Britain’s West African colonies to gain independence.
1876 – Sardines were 1st canned by Julius Wolff in Eastport, Maine.
Random Act of Kindness Day – a day to practice kindness and pay it forward. Celebrated in the United States.
That’s it on Today In History.