17th February

The events happened on 17th February are :

1979 : Vietnam invaded by China : After the Vietnam War, Vietnam bolstered its ties with the Soviet Union rather than with China, and, following a series of anti-Chinese, pro-Soviet maneuvers by Vietnam, China invaded its southern neighbour this day in 1979.

1996 : An earthquake and an accompanying tsunami in Indonesia left 108 people dead, 423 injured, and 58 missing.

1955 : British Minister of Defense Harold Macmillan announced plans to develop and produce hydrogen bombs.

1897 : The National Congress of Parents and Teachers, better known as the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), was founded in Washington, D.C., as the National Congress of Mothers.

1843 : The British annexed most of what is now Sindh province in Pakistan after winning the Battle of Miani.

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