On this day: February 17

POSTED: 09:57 PM PST Jan 28, 2014    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 16, 2014 
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.