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'''February 17''' is the 48th day of the year in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar Gregorian Calendar]. It is preceded by [[February 16]], and succeeded by [[February 18]]. Following February 17, there are 317 days in the year (318 in leap years).
  
'''February 17''' is the 48th day of the year in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar Gregorian Calendar]. It is preceded by [[February 16]], and succeeded by [[February 18]]. Following February 17, there are 317 days in the year (318 in leap years).
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==Blavatsky's Gem of the Day==
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"Every tree hath its shadow, every [[Suffering|sorrow]] its [[Happiness|joy]]."
  
 
==Events==
 
==Events==
 
* 1881 &ndash; A General Council meeting was held where it was decided by unanimous vote that the President and the Corresponding Secretary would hold office for life. [[Damodar K. Mavalankar]] was appointed Joint Recording Secretary.
 
* 1881 &ndash; A General Council meeting was held where it was decided by unanimous vote that the President and the Corresponding Secretary would hold office for life. [[Damodar K. Mavalankar]] was appointed Joint Recording Secretary.
* 1953 &ndash;  [[Nilakanta Sri Ram]] (1889-1973), took office as the fifth international President of the [[Theosophical Society (Adyar)]].
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* 1953 &ndash;  [[Curuppumullage Jinarājadāsa]] (1875-1953) resigned from his position as fourth President of the [[Theosophical Society (Adyar)]].
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* 1953 &ndash;  [[Nilakanta Sri Ram]] (1889-1973), assumed office as the fifth international President of the [[Theosophical Society (Adyar)]].
  
 
==Births==
 
==Births==
* 1847 &ndash; date claimed by [[C. W. Leadbeater]], as recorded on his passports, though the birth records show he was born on [[February 16]], 1854.
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* 1847 &ndash; date claimed by [[C. W. Leadbeater]], as recorded on his passports, though the birth records show he was born on [[February 16]], 1854. (d. [[March 1]], 1934)
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* 1867 &ndash; [[Charles Johnston]], Sanskrit scholar and [[Theosophist]], married to [[Helena Petrovna Blavatsky|H. P. Blavatsky's]] niece [[Vera Johnston|Vera Vladimirovna de Zhelihovsky]] (d. [[October 16]], 1931)
  
 
==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
 
* 1600 &ndash;  [[Giordano Bruno]], martyred under Diocletian; philosopher and astronomer (b. 1548)
 
* 1600 &ndash;  [[Giordano Bruno]], martyred under Diocletian; philosopher and astronomer (b. 1548)
* 1907 &ndash;  [[Henry Steel Olcott]], American attorney; Co-founder and first International President of [[Theosophical Society]], serving from 1875-1907. (b. 1832)
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* 1907 &ndash;  [[Henry Steel Olcott]], American attorney; Co-founder and first International President of [[Theosophical Society]], serving from 1875-1907. (b. [[August 2]], 1832)
* 1986 &ndash;  [[Jiddu Krishnamurti]], spiritual teacher, philosopher, and writer raised by [[Theosophists]] [[Annie Besant]] and [[C. W. Leadbeater]] (b. 1895).
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* 1986 &ndash;  [[Jiddu Krishnamurti]], spiritual teacher, philosopher, and writer raised by [[Theosophists]] [[Annie Besant]] and [[C. W. Leadbeater]] (b. [[May 11]], 1895).
  
 
==Holidays and observances==
 
==Holidays and observances==
 
* '''[[Adyar Day]]''', honoring death of H. S. Olcott; began in 1922
 
* '''[[Adyar Day]]''', honoring death of H. S. Olcott; began in 1922
* '''Olcott Day''' in Sri Lanka, celebrating that day in 1880 that [[Henry Steel Olcott|H. S. Olcott]] and [[Helena Petrovna Blavatsky|H. P. Blavatsky]] arrived in Ceylon.
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* '''Olcott Day''' in Sri Lanka, celebrating that day in 1880 when [[Henry Steel Olcott|H. S. Olcott]] and [[Helena Petrovna Blavatsky|H. P. Blavatsky]] arrived in Ceylon.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Latest revision as of 19:32, 16 March 2016

February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. It is preceded by February 16, and succeeded by February 18. Following February 17, there are 317 days in the year (318 in leap years).

Blavatsky's Gem of the Day

"Every tree hath its shadow, every sorrow its joy."

Events

Births

Deaths

Holidays and observances

External links

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