17 May

17 May

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!

Global Celebrations

  • World Telecommunication Day.
  • World Baking Day.
  • International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
  • World Hypertension Day
  • Pack Rat Day

Historic Events

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

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

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.

A very large camera was 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Paxton was born.
  • Idi Amin was born.
  • Sugar Ray Leonard was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Donna Summer died.
  • Sandro Botticelli died.
  • Catherine I of Russia died.

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