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By On This Day in NYC's History


On February 17. 2014: SNL alumni Jimmy Fallon officially replaced Jay Leno in his first broadcast as host of The Tonight Show. It is the seventh incarnation of NBC’s Tonight Show franchise, with Fallon as the sixth host. The show records from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center.


On February 17, 1979: English punk band The Clash opened their first U.S. tour in New York City, with a performance at the New York Palladium. The crowd sported many ‘A’ listers including Martin Scorsese, David Bowie, and Robert DeNiro. With much excitement, The Clash stormed the stage and showed the U.S. who they were.

Mick Jones The Clash UK Film Premier

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On February 17, 1943: New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlisted into the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Santa Ana, California before being transferred to Hawaii. While in the army, he became very stressed and developed stomach ulcers. DiMaggio was given a medical discharge in 1945.

Tampa Devil Rays Yankees Joe DiMaggio Joe Torre

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