On this day: February 17

POSTED: 11:57 PM CST Jan 28, 2014    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CST Feb 17, 2014 

A submarine sinks a ship for the first time, "Madame Butterfly" premieres, the comic strip "B.C." debuts, the Basketball Hall of Fame opens, and Danica Patrick wins pole position at the Daytona 500, all on this day.

OTD February 17 - Danica Patrick
1 / 49
John Sommers II/Reuters

2013: Danica Patrick becomes the first woman to win pole position for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, earning the front starting spot for the Daytona 500. A week later, she finished eighth in the actual race, making her the highest placing female driver in the history of the race, which has been run since 1959.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
4 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.
Advertisement

ABC 17 News Most Popular Stories

Advertisement

ABC 17 Toolbox