February 17

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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).


  • 1881 – 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 – Nilakanta Sri Ram (1889-1973), took office as the fifth international President of the Theosophical Society (Adyar).



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