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May 17th In Pop Culture History

1536 - The annulment of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's marriage.

1792 - The New York Stock Exchange was formed.

1875 - Aristides won the first Kentucky Derby.

1890 - Comic Cuts, the first British weekly comic paper, was published in London by Alfred Northcliffe.

1952 # 1 Hit May 17, 1952 - June 20, 1952: Leroy Anderson - Blue Tango

1954 - The US Supreme Court handed down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities was unconstitutional.

1955 - Nathan Kline, appeared before the U.S. Congress to explain his work with Reserpine, an early antihypertensive/ antipsychotic psychopharmacology drug.

1958 # 1 Hit May 17, 1958 - June 13, 1958: The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream

1965 - Written in 1955, the FBI Laboratory, after a formal investigation that began in 1964, declared the lyrics of Louie Louie to be officially 'Unintelligible at any speed.'

1970 - Thor Heyerdahl and a multinational crew set out from Morocco across the Atlantic Ocean in Ra II in 57 days.

1986 # 1 Hit May 17, 1986 - June 6, 1986: Whitney Houston - Greatest Love of All

2000 - The final episode of Beverly Hills 90210 aired on FOX.

2004 - The first legal same-sex marriages in the US were performed in the state of Massachusetts.

2014 # 1 Hit May 17, 2014 - June 6, 2014: John Legend - All of Me

May 17th Celebrity Birthdays

Today's Quote:

Dennis Hopper (1936)
Malcolm Hale (1941 - 1968)
Trent Reznor (1965)
Enya (1961)
Maureen O'Sullivan (1911)
Dave Sim (1956)
Bob Saget (1956)
Mia Hamm (1972)
Jordan Knight (1971)
Jean Gabin (1904)
Bill Paxton (1955)

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