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What Happened on May 17th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 A military plane crash in northern Laos kills 17 people.
2007 Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.
2006 The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.
2004 The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed in the state of Massachusetts.
2000 Arsenal and Galatasaray fans clash in the 2000 UEFA Cup Final riots in Copenhagen
1997 Troops of Laurent Kabila march into Kinshasa. Zaire is officially renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1995 Shawn Nelson steals an M60 tank from the California Army National Guard Armory in San Diego and proceeds to go on a rampage.
1994 Malawi holds its first multi-party elections.
1992 Three days of popular protests against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon begin in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown that results in 52 officially confirmed deaths, hundreds of injuries, many disappearances, and more than 3,500 arrests.
1990 The General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.
1987 Iran–Iraq War: An Iraqi Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jet fires two missiles into the U.S. Navy warship USS Stark, killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew.
1984 Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend", sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.
1983 The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds
1983 Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
1980 General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea seizes control of the government and declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations.
1980 On the eve of presidential elections, Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in Chuschi (a town in Ayacucho), starting the Internal conflict in Peru.
1977 Nolan Bushnell opened the first ShowBiz Pizza Place (later renamed Chuck E. Cheese) in San Jose, California.
1974 The Troubles: Thirty-three civilians are killed and 300 injured when the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) detonates four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Republic of Ireland.
1974 Police in Los Angeles raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.
1973 Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.
1969 Venera program: Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure.
1967 Six-Day War: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt demands dismantling of the peace-keeping UN Emergency Force in Egypt.
1954 The United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, outlawing racial segregation in public schools.
1943 World War II: Dambuster Raids commence by No. 617 Squadron RAF.
1940 World War II: Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium.
1939 The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States' first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.
1937 Spanish Civil War: The Largo Caballero government resigns in the wake of the Barcelona May Days, leading Juan Negrín to form a government, without the anarcho-syndicalist CNT, in its stead.
1933 Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling — the national-socialist party of Norway.
1915 The last British Liberal Party government (led by H. H. Asquith) falls.
1914 The Protocol of Corfu is signed, recognising full autonomy to Northern Epirus under nominal Albanian sovereignty.
1902 Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.
1900 The children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, is first published in the United States. The first copy is given to the author's sister.
1875 Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby with the jockey Oliver Lewis (2:37.75).
1865 The International Telegraph Union (later the International Telecommunication Union) is established in Paris.
1863 Rosalía de Castro publishes Cantares Gallegos, the first book in the Galician language.
1859 Members of the Melbourne Football Club codified the first rules of Australian rules football.
1814 Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.
1814 The Constitution of Norway is signed and Crown Prince Christian Frederick of Denmark is elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.
1809 Emperor Napoleon I orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire.
1805 Muhammad Ali becomes Wāli of Egypt.
1792 The New York Stock Exchange is formed under the Buttonwood Agreement.
1760 French forces besieging Quebec retreat after the Royal Navy arrives to relieve the British garrison.
1756 Seven Years' War formally begins when Great Britain declares war on France
1673 Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River.
1648 Emperor Ferdinand III defeats Maximilian I of Bavaria in the Battle of Zusmarshausen.
1642 Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve founds the Ville Marie de Montréal.
1590 Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.
1536 George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford and four other men are executed for treason.
1536 Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's marriage is annulled.
1527 Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men
1521 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for treason.
1395 Battle of Rovine: The Wallachians defeat an invading Ottoman army.
Famous People Born on May 17

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Year Name
1451 Engelbert II of Nassau, Count of Nassau-Vianden and Lord of Breda (1475–1504) (d. 1504)
1882 Karl Burman, Estonian architect and painter (d. 1965)
1940 Reynato Puno, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 22nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
1966 Gilles Quénéhervé, French sprinter
1975 Marcelinho Paraíba, Brazilian footballer
1956 Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer
1961 Justin King, English businessman
1610 Stefano della Bella, Italian engraver and etcher (d. 1664)
1976 Daniel Komen, Kenyan runner
1982 Matt Cassel, American football player
Famous People Deaths On May 17

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Date Name
1765 Alexis Clairaut, French mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist (b. 1713)
896 Liu Jianfeng, Chinese warlord
1916 Boris Borisovich Golitsyn, Russian physicist and seismologist (b. 1862)
1977 Charles E. Rosendahl, American admiral and pilot (b. 1892)
1992 Lawrence Welk, American accordion player and bandleader (b. 1903)
1879 Asa Packer, American businessman, founded Lehigh University (b. 1805)
2022 Vangelis, Greek musician, composer (b. 1943)
2011 Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1936)
2013 Philippe Gaumont, French cyclist (b. 1973)
1875 John C. Breckinridge, American lawyer and politician, 14th Vice President of the United States, Confederate States general (b. 1821)