On this day: February 17

Published On: Jan 29 2014 12:57:23 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 17 2014 02:00:00 AM EST
Confederate States Navy submarine H.L. Hunley

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.