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This day in History May 17th

Interesting facts about this day in history May 17th

  • 1527 – Panfilo de Narvaez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men. By
  • 1536 only 4 were left surviving.
  • 1762 – 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street.
  • 1803 – John Hawkins and Richard French patent the reaping machine.
  • 1973 – Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings.
  • 2004 – Massachusetts becomes the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage.
  • 2014 – The centre-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India.

Today in Film and TV

  • 1939 – First ever televised baseball game is broadcast on NBC, with Princeton beating Columbia 2-1.

Today in Music

  • 2015 – “Blurryface”, 4th studio album by Twenty One Pilots, is released (1st ever album to have every track gold-certified).

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