May 17 in History
1510May 17, 1510:
Florentine Renaissance artist, Sandro Botticelli, dies.
1792May 17, 1792:
The New York Stock Exchange is formed by 24 merchants at Wall Street.
1875May 17, 1875:
Racehorse Aristides becomes the winner of the first Kentucky Derby.
1939May 17, 1939:
NBC broadcasts the very first baseball game to be televised. The match is between Princeton and Columbia.
1954May 17, 1954:
The United States Supreme Court rules public school racial segregation as unconstitutional.
2004May 17, 2004:
Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage, becoming the first state in the US to do so.
2015May 17, 2015:
Twenty One Pilots release their 4th album, “Blurryface”, which would became the first-ever album to receive a gold certification for each track.