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Friday, May 17, 2013

May 17 - The Day in History

May 17 : General Interest
1954: Brown v. Board of Ed is decided

In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional... read more


American Revolution
1769 : Washington criticizes "taxation without representation"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-criticizes-taxation-without-representation

Automotive
2005 : Toyota announces plans for hybrid Camry
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/toyota-announces-plans-for-hybrid-camry

Civil War
1863 : Confederates defeated at the Battle of Big Black River
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-champions-hill-mississippi

Cold War
1990 : Gorbachev meets with Lithuanian prime minister
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gorbachev-meets-with-lithuanian-prime-minister

Crime
1974 : LAPD raid leaves six SLA members dead
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lapd-raid-leaves-six-sla-members-dead

Disaster
1994 : Fire engulfs Honduras prison
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fire-engulfs-honduras-prison

General Interest
1970 : Heyerdahl sails papyrus boat
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/heyerdahl-sails-papyrus-boat
1973 : Televised Watergate hearings begin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/televised-watergate-hearings-begin
2004 : First legal same-sex marriage performed in Massachusetts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-legal-same-sex-marriage-performed-in-massachusetts

Hollywood
2000 : Final episode of Beverly Hills 90210 airs
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/final-episode-of-beverly-hills-90210-airs

Literary
1873 : Dorothy Richardson, pioneer of stream of consciousness, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dorothy-richardson-pioneer-of-stream-of-consciousness-is-born

Music
1965 : The FBI Laboratory weighs in on the "dirty" lyrics of "Louie Louie"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-fbi-laboratory-weighs-in-on-the-quotdirtyquot-lyrics-of-quotlouie-louiequot
2012: Donna Summer, queen of disco, dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/donna-summer-queen-of-disco-dies

Old West
1885 : Geronimo flees Arizona reservation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/geronimo-flees-arizona-reservation

Presidential
1827 : Andrew Johnson marries Eliza McCardle
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/andrew-johnson-marries-eliza-mccardle

Sports
1983 : Islanders win fourth consecutive Stanley Cup
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/islanders-win-fourth-consecutive-stanley-cup

Vietnam War
1970 : Operations continue in Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operations-continue-in-cambodia
1972 : South Vietnamese reinforcements near An Loc
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-reinforcements-near-an-loc

World War I
1873 : Henri Barbusse is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henri-barbusse-is-born

World War II
1943 : The Memphis Belle flies its 25th bombing mission
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-memphis-belle-flies-its-25th-bombing-mission


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