We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 17th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 17th in history!
- World Telecommunication Day.
- World Baking Day.
- International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
- World Hypertension Day
- Pack Rat Day
2007: The first train travelled between North and South Korea since the Korean war in 2007.
2004: First US same-sex marriage was performed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2004.
1995: Jeanie Basurto photographs her crushed car after Shawn Nelson drove a tank through Clairemont on May 17, 1995
1929: Photographer R J Salmon dangles in a crate suspended from a crane to take an aerial shot of Fleet Street, London. 1929
1900: A very large camera designed by George R. Lawrence (1868-1938) and used to photograph a train of the Chicago & Alton railroad on the Chicago-St. Louis line for the 1900 Paris Exhibition.
1875: The first Kentucky Derby horse race was held in 1875.
- Bill Paxton was born.
- Idi Amin was born.
- Sugar Ray Leonard was born.
- Donna Summer died.
- Sandro Botticelli died.
- Catherine I of Russia died.