17 February 2024: This day in history

1568: Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II agrees to pay tribute to the Ottoman Empire in exchange for peace

1865: Columbia in South Carolina burns down during the American Civil War

1876: Sardines first canned by Julius Wolff in Eastport, Maine

1972: British Parliament votes to join the European Common Market

2017: Discovery of a new mostly underwater continent Zealandia in the South Pacific announced in research journal “GSA Today”

Source: Onthisday.com

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