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May 17th, 2008 (May 17 2008)DeathVictoria Day in Canada
May 17th, 2007 (May 17 2007)EventTrains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.
May 17th, 2007 (May 17 2007)DeathLloyd Alexander, author (born in 1924)
May 17th, 2006 (May 17 2006)EventThe aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico to be an artificial reef
May 17th, 2006 (May 17 2006)DeathCy Feuer, American playwright (born in 1911)
May 17th, 2006 (May 17 2006)DeathEric Forth, British Member of Parliament (born in 1944)
May 17th, 2006 (May 17 2006)DeathCaptain Nichola Goddard, Canadian soldier (born in 1980)
May 17th, 2005 (May 17 2005)DeathFrank Gorshin, American actor (born in 1934)
May 17th, 2004 (May 17 2004)EventMassachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage
May 17th, 2004 (May 17 2004)DeathJorgen Nash, Danish artist (born in 1920)
May 17th, 2004 (May 17 2004)DeathTony Randall, American actor (born in 1920)
May 17th, 2004 (May 17 2004)DeathEzzedine Salim, leader of Iraqi Governing Council (born in 1943)
May 17th, 2003 (May 17 2003)DeathFrank "Pop" Ivy, American and Canadian football coach (born in 1916)
May 17th, 2002 (May 17 2002)DeathDave Berg, American cartoonist (born in 1920)
May 17th, 2002 (May 17 2002)DeathSharon Sheeley, American songwriter (born in 1940)
May 17th, 2002 (May 17 2002)DeathDavey Boy Smith, English professional wrestler (born in 1962)
May 17th, 2002 (May 17 2002)DeathLadislao Kubala, Hungarian-Spanish footballer (born in 1927)
May 17th, 2001 (May 17 2001)DeathFrank G. Slaughter, American novelist and physician (born in 1908)
May 17th, 2000 (May 17 2000)EventIn the Philippines an explosion rocks Glorietta 2 injuring 13 persons, mostly teenagers. According to local authorities, the homemade bomb was placed in front of a toilet beside a video arcade.
May 17th, 2000 (May 17 2000)DeathDonald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (born in 1909)
May 17th, 1999 (May 17 1999)DeathBruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (born in 1949)
May 17th, 1997 (May 17 1997)EventTroops of Laurent Kabila march into Kinshasa.
May 17th, 1996 (May 17 1996)DeathKevin Gilbert, American singer, composer and instrumentalist (born in 1966)
May 17th, 1996 (May 17 1996)DeathScott Brayton, American race car driver (born in 1959)
May 17th, 1995 (May 17 1995)EventAfter 18 years as the mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac takes office as President of France.
May 17th, 1995 (May 17 1995)DeathHector "Toe" Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and NHL coach (born in 1912)
May 17th, 1994 (May 17 1994)EventMalawi holds its first multiparty elections.
May 17th, 1992 (May 17 1992)EventIn Thailand, the so-called Black May begins. Thai police and protesters start attacking one another. By midnight, the current Thai government declares a state of emergency, and military troops open fire.
May 17th, 1992 (May 17 1992)DeathLawrence Welk, American musician (born in 1903)
May 17th, 1990 (May 17 1990)Eventthe WHO takes Homosexuality out of its list of mental illnesses.
May 17th, 1990 (May 17 1990)BirthLeven Rambin, American actress
May 17th, 1988 (May 17 1988)BirthNikki Reed, American actress
May 17th, 1987 (May 17 1987)EventAn Iraqi fighter jet fires two missiles into the U.S. warship USS Stark (FFG-31), killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew.
May 17th, 1987 (May 17 1987)DeathGunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1898)
May 17th, 1986 (May 17 1986)BirthTahj Mowry, American actor
May 17th, 1985 (May 17 1985)BirthMatt Ryan, American football player
May 17th, 1985 (May 17 1985)BirthDerek Hough, American dancer and singer
May 17th, 1985 (May 17 1985)DeathAbe Burrows, songwriter, composer, and writer (born in 1910)
May 17th, 1984 (May 17 1984)EventPrince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.
May 17th, 1984 (May 17 1984)BirthChristine Robinson, Canadian water polo player
May 17th, 1984 (May 17 1984)BirthChristian Bolanos, Costa Rican footballer
May 17th, 1983 (May 17 1983)EventU.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world s largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to Appalachian Observer s Freedom of Information Act request.
May 17th, 1983 (May 17 1983)EventLebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
May 17th, 1983 (May 17 1983)BirthChanning Frye, American basketball player
May 17th, 1983 (May 17 1983)BirthNicky Hofs, Dutch footballer
May 17th, 1983 (May 17 1983)BirthJeremy Sowers, American baseball player
May 17th, 1982 (May 17 1982)BirthTony Parker, French-American basketball player
May 17th, 1981 (May 17 1981)BirthBenat Albizuri, Spanish cyclist
May 17th, 1981 (May 17 1981)BirthR. J. Helton, American Idol finalist
May 17th, 1981 (May 17 1981)BirthShiri Maimon, Israeli singer
May 17th, 1981 (May 17 1981)BirthLeon Osman, English footballer
May 17th, 1981 (May 17 1981)BirthGiannis Taralidis, Greek footballer
May 17th, 1980 (May 17 1980)EventGeneral Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations. Martial Quotes
May 17th, 1980 (May 17 1980)EventOn the eve of presidential elections, Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the Internal conflict in Peru.
May 17th, 1980 (May 17 1980)BirthDavor Dzalto, Serbian art historian
May 17th, 1980 (May 17 1980)BirthDallas Taylor, American singer (Underoath)
May 17th, 1979 (May 17 1979)BirthWayne Thomas, English footballer
May 17th, 1978 (May 17 1978)BirthJohn Foster, American baseball player
May 17th, 1978 (May 17 1978)BirthPaddy Kenny, Irish goalkeeper
May 17th, 1978 (May 17 1978)BirthCarlos Pena, Dominican baseball player
May 17th, 1976 (May 17 1976)BirthJose Guillen, Dominican baseball player
May 17th, 1976 (May 17 1976)BirthLee-Hom Wang, American-born Taiwanese musician and composerAng Lee Quotes
May 17th, 1975 (May 17 1975)BirthCheick Kongo, French martial artist Martial Quotes
May 17th, 1975 (May 17 1975)BirthJonti Picking, British cartoonist
May 17th, 1975 (May 17 1975)BirthKostas Sommer, Greek actor
May 17th, 1975 (May 17 1975)BirthLaura Voutilainen, Finnish singer
May 17th, 1975 (May 17 1975)BirthAlex Wright, German professional wrestler
May 17th, 1974 (May 17 1974)EventPolice in Los Angeles, California, raid the Symbionese Liberation Army s headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall. Bion Quotes
May 17th, 1974 (May 17 1974)EventThirty-three people are killed by terrorist bombings in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland.
May 17th, 1974 (May 17 1974)BirthAndrea Corr, Irish singer (The Corrs)
May 17th, 1974 (May 17 1974)BirthWiki Gonzalez, Venezuelan baseball player
May 17th, 1974 (May 17 1974)BirthEddie Lewis, American football (soccer) player
May 17th, 1974 (May 17 1974)BirthSendhil Ramamurthy, American actor
May 17th, 1974 (May 17 1974)DeathErnest Nash, German born archaeologist (born in 1898)
May 17th, 1973 (May 17 1973)EventWatergate scandal: Hearings begin in the United States Senate and are televised.
May 17th, 1973 (May 17 1973)BirthJosh Homme, American musician and songwriter
May 17th, 1973 (May 17 1973)BirthMatthew McGrory, American actor (died in 2005)
May 17th, 1973 (May 17 1973)BirthSasha Alexander, American television actress
May 17th, 1973 (May 17 1973)BirthSteve Barakatt, Canadian composer
May 17th, 1971 (May 17 1971)BirthShaun Hart, Australian footballer
May 17th, 1971 (May 17 1971)BirthPrincess Maxima of the Netherlands
May 17th, 1970 (May 17 1970)EventThor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean.
May 17th, 1970 (May 17 1970)BirthJordan Knight, American singer (New Kids on the Block)
May 17th, 1970 (May 17 1970)BirthAngelica Agurbash, Belarusian singer, actress and model
May 17th, 1970 (May 17 1970)BirthMatt Lindland, American mixed martial arts fighter Martial Quotes
May 17th, 1969 (May 17 1969)EventVenera program: Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure.
May 17th, 1969 (May 17 1969)BirthThom Filicia, American television personality
May 17th, 1969 (May 17 1969)BirthAlan Doyle, Canadian musician (Great Big Sea)
May 17th, 1967 (May 17 1967)EventSix-Day War: President Abdul Nasser of Egypt demands dismantling of the peace-keeping UN Emergency Force in Egypt.
May 17th, 1966 (May 17 1966)BirthHill Harper, American actor
May 17th, 1966 (May 17 1966)BirthMark Kratzmann, Australian tennis player
May 17th, 1965 (May 17 1965)BirthRichard Baumhammers, American spree killer
May 17th, 1965 (May 17 1965)BirthTrent Reznor, American musician (Nine Inch Nails)
May 17th, 1964 (May 17 1964)BirthMenno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (died in 1999)
May 17th, 1963 (May 17 1963)EventBruno Sammartino defeats Nature Boy Buddy Rogers in 48 seconds in Madison Square Garden for the WWWF Heavyweight Championship. It begins the longest heavyweight championship reign in professional wrestling history.
May 17th, 1963 (May 17 1963)BirthPage McConnell, American musician and songwriter (Phish)
May 17th, 1963 (May 17 1963)DeathJohn Wilce, physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (born in 1888)
May 17th, 1962 (May 17 1962)BirthCraig Ferguson, Scottish actor and comedian
May 17th, 1962 (May 17 1962)BirthLise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish writer
May 17th, 1961 (May 17 1961)BirthEnya, Irish singer and songwriter
May 17th, 1960 (May 17 1960)BirthLou DiBella, American boxing promoter
May 17th, 1959 (May 17 1959)BirthMarcelo Loffreda, Argentine rugby player and coach
May 17th, 1959 (May 17 1959)BirthJim Nantz, American broadcaster
May 17th, 1958 (May 17 1958)BirthPaul Di Anno, English singer (Iron Maiden)Ron Paul Quotes
May 17th, 1957 (May 17 1957)BirthPascual Perez, Dominican baseball player
May 17th, 1956 (May 17 1956)BirthSugar Ray Leonard, American boxer
May 17th, 1956 (May 17 1956)BirthBob Saget, American actor
May 17th, 1956 (May 17 1956)BirthDave Sim, Canadian cartoonist
May 17th, 1955 (May 17 1955)BirthBill Paxton, American actor and film director
May 17th, 1954 (May 17 1954)EventThe United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
May 17th, 1952 (May 17 1952)BirthHoward Hampton, Canadian politician
May 17th, 1951 (May 17 1951)BirthSimon Hughes, British politician
May 17th, 1950 (May 17 1950)BirthHoward Ashman, American lyricist (died in 1991)
May 17th, 1950 (May 17 1950)BirthJanez Drnovsek, Slovenian politician
May 17th, 1949 (May 17 1949)BirthBill Bruford, English musician (Yes)
May 17th, 1948 (May 17 1948)BirthDick Gaughan, Scottish musician, singer and songwriter
May 17th, 1947 (May 17 1947)DeathGeorge William Forbes, Prime Minister of New Zealand (born in 1869)
May 17th, 1946 (May 17 1946)BirthUdo Lindenberg, German musician
May 17th, 1946 (May 17 1946)BirthF. Paul Wilson, American novelist
May 17th, 1945 (May 17 1945)BirthTony Roche, Australian tennis player
May 17th, 1943 (May 17 1943)EventThe United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania s Moore School to develop the ENIAC.
May 17th, 1943 (May 17 1943)EventWorld War II: the Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams.
May 17th, 1943 (May 17 1943)BirthJohnny Warren, Australian Footballer (died in 2004)
May 17th, 1943 (May 17 1943)BirthVicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (died in 2005)
May 17th, 1942 (May 17 1942)BirthTaj Mahal, American musician
May 17th, 1941 (May 17 1941)BirthDavid Cope, American composer and author
May 17th, 1941 (May 17 1941)BirthBen Nelson. American politician
May 17th, 1941 (May 17 1941)BirthGrace Zabriskie, American actress
May 17th, 1940 (May 17 1940)EventWorld War II: Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium.
May 17th, 1940 (May 17 1940)EventWorld War II: the old city centre of the Dutch town of Middelburg is bombed by the German Luftwaffe, to force the surrender of the Dutch armies in Zeeland.
May 17th, 1940 (May 17 1940)BirthAlan Kay, American computer scientistAlan Kay Quotes
May 17th, 1940 (May 17 1940)BirthReynato Puno, Filipino Supreme Court Chief Justice
May 17th, 1939 (May 17 1939)BirthGary Paulsen, American author
May 17th, 1938 (May 17 1938)BirthJason Bernard, American actor (died in 1996)
May 17th, 1938 (May 17 1938)DeathJakob Ehrlich, Austrian politician and zionist (born in 1877)
May 17th, 1937 (May 17 1937)BirthHazel R. O Leary, United States Secretary of Energy
May 17th, 1937 (May 17 1937)DeathGuillame Furret, Portuguese playwright and political activist (born in 1863)
May 17th, 1936 (May 17 1936)BirthDennis Hopper, American actor and director
May 17th, 1936 (May 17 1936)DeathPanagis Tsaldaris, twice Greek prime minister (born in 1868)
May 17th, 1935 (May 17 1935)BirthDennis Potter, English writer (died in 1994)
May 17th, 1935 (May 17 1935)DeathPaul Dukas, French composer (born in 1865)
May 17th, 1933 (May 17 1933)EventVidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling - the national-socialist party of Norway.
May 17th, 1931 (May 17 1931)BirthMarshall Applewhite, American cult leader (died in 1997)
May 17th, 1927 (May 17 1927)EventU.S. Army aviation pioneer, Major Harold Geiger, dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane at Olmstead Field, Pennsylvania
May 17th, 1927 (May 17 1927)DeathHarold Geiger, U.S. Army aviation pioneer (born in 1884)
May 17th, 1921 (May 17 1921)BirthDennis Brain, English French horn player (died in 1957)
May 17th, 1921 (May 17 1921)BirthBob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (died in 1998)
May 17th, 1919 (May 17 1919)EventWar Department (UK) orders use of National Star Insignia on all airplanes.
May 17th, 1919 (May 17 1919)BirthAntonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (died in 2007)
May 17th, 1919 (May 17 1919)BirthMerle Miller, American biographer (died in 1986)
May 17th, 1919 (May 17 1919)DeathGuido von List, German occult author (born in 1848)
May 17th, 1918 (May 17 1918)BirthBirgit Nilsson, Swedish soprano (died in 2005)
May 17th, 1917 (May 17 1917)DeathCharles Anthoni Johnson Brooke, ruler of Sarawak (born in 1829)
May 17th, 1916 (May 17 1916)DeathBoris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (born in 1862)
May 17th, 1915 (May 17 1915)EventThe last British Liberal Party government (Herbert Henry Asquith) falls.Herbert Asquith Quotes
May 17th, 1913 (May 17 1913)BirthHans Ruesch, Swiss racing driver (died in 2007)
May 17th, 1911 (May 17 1911)BirthLisa Fonssagrives, Swedish-born supermodel (died in 1992)
May 17th, 1911 (May 17 1911)BirthMaureen O Sullivan, Irish actress (died in 1998)
May 17th, 1906 (May 17 1906)BirthZinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (died in 1989)
May 17th, 1904 (May 17 1904)BirthJean Gabin, French actor (died in 1976)
May 17th, 1903 (May 17 1903)BirthCool Papa Bell, baseball player (died in 1991)
May 17th, 1902 (May 17 1902)EventGreek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.
May 17th, 1901 (May 17 1901)BirthWerner Egk, German composer (died in 1983)
May 17th, 1900 (May 17 1900)EventSecond Boer War: British troops relieve Mafeking.
May 17th, 1900 (May 17 1900)BirthRuhollah Khomeini, Iranian Muslim cleric (died in 1989)Ruhollah Khomeini Quotes
May 17th, 1898 (May 17 1898)BirthAlfred Joseph Casson, Canadian painter (died in 1992)
May 17th, 1897 (May 17 1897)BirthOdd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1981)
May 17th, 1895 (May 17 1895)EventThe first Omonoia station of the Athens metro is inaugurated in Greece.
May 17th, 1891 (May 17 1891)BirthPrincess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife (died in 1959)
May 17th, 1888 (May 17 1888)BirthTich Freeman, English cricketer (died in 1965)
May 17th, 1888 (May 17 1888)DeathGiacomo Zanella, Italian poet (born in 1820)
May 17th, 1886 (May 17 1886)BirthAlfonso XIII of Spain (died in 1941)
May 17th, 1886 (May 17 1886)DeathJohn Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer (born in 1804)
May 17th, 1879 (May 17 1879)BirthSimon Petlyura, Ukrainian independence fighter (died in 1926)
May 17th, 1879 (May 17 1879)DeathAsa Packer, railroad magnate and founder of Lehigh Valley Railroad (born in 1805)
May 17th, 1875 (May 17 1875)EventAristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.
May 17th, 1875 (May 17 1875)DeathJohn C. Breckinridge, Vice President of the United States (born in 1821)
May 17th, 1873 (May 17 1873)BirthHenri Barbusse, French novelist and journalist (died in 1935)
May 17th, 1873 (May 17 1873)BirthDorothy Richardson, English writer (died in 1957)
May 17th, 1868 (May 17 1868)BirthHorace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturer (died in 1920) Horace Quotes
May 17th, 1868 (May 17 1868)DeathIsami Kondo, Shinsengumi Commander (born in 1834)
May 17th, 1866 (May 17 1866)BirthErik Satie, French composer (died in 1925)
May 17th, 1865 (May 17 1865)EventThe International Telegraph Union (later the International Telecommunication Union) is established.
May 17th, 1863 (May 17 1863)EventRosalia de Castro publishes Cantares Gallegos, her first book in the Galician language.
May 17th, 1860 (May 17 1860)EventGerman football club TSV 1860 Munchen is founded
May 17th, 1849 (May 17 1849)EventA fire threatens to burn St. Louis, Missouri to the ground.
May 17th, 1844 (May 17 1844)BirthJulius Wellhausen, German biblical scholar (died in 1918)
May 17th, 1839 (May 17 1839)DeathArchibald Alison, Scottish author (born in 1757)
May 17th, 1838 (May 17 1838)DeathCharles Maurice de Talleyrand, French diplomat (born in 1754)
May 17th, 1838 (May 17 1838)DeathRene Caille, French explorer (born in 1799)
May 17th, 1836 (May 17 1836)BirthWilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player (died in 1900)
May 17th, 1836 (May 17 1836)BirthVirginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (died in 1923)
May 17th, 1829 (May 17 1829)DeathJohn Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States (born in 1745)
May 17th, 1822 (May 17 1822)DeathArmand-Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French-Russian statesman (born in 1766)
May 17th, 1821 (May 17 1821)BirthSebastian Kneipp, German naturopathist (died in 1897)
May 17th, 1814 (May 17 1814)EventOccupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.
May 17th, 1814 (May 17 1814)EventThe Constitution of Norway is signed and the Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik is elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.
May 17th, 1809 (May 17 1809)EventNapoleon I of France orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire.
May 17th, 1809 (May 17 1809)DeathLeopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (born in 1722)
May 17th, 1807 (May 17 1807)DeathJohn Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (born in 1745)
May 17th, 1801 (May 17 1801)DeathWilliam Heberden, English physician (born in 1710)
May 17th, 1797 (May 17 1797)DeathMichel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (born in 1719)
May 17th, 1794 (May 17 1794)BirthAnna Brownell Jameson, British writer (died in 1860)James Brown Quotes
May 17th, 1792 (May 17 1792)EventThe New York Stock Exchange is formed.
May 17th, 1775 (May 17 1775)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Canada.
May 17th, 1768 (May 17 1768)BirthCaroline of Brunswick, Queen consort of the United Kingdom (died in 1821)
May 17th, 1768 (May 17 1768)BirthHenry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (died in 1854)
May 17th, 1765 (May 17 1765)DeathAlexis Claude Clairault, French mathematician (born in 1713)
May 17th, 1758 (May 17 1758)BirthJohn St Aubyn, British fossil collector (died in 1839)
May 17th, 1749 (May 17 1749)BirthEdward Jenner, English medical researcher (died in 1823)
May 17th, 1743 (May 17 1743)BirthSeth Warner, American revolutionary leader (died in 1784)
May 17th, 1729 (May 17 1729)DeathSamuel Clarke, English philosopher (born in 1675) Philo Quotes
May 17th, 1727 (May 17 1727)DeathCatherine I of Russia (born in 1684)
May 17th, 1718 (May 17 1718)BirthRobert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat and politician (died in 1778)
May 17th, 1706 (May 17 1706)BirthAndreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (died in 1780)
May 17th, 1682 (May 17 1682)BirthBartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (died in 1722)
May 17th, 1673 (May 17 1673)EventLouis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River.
May 17th, 1643 (May 17 1643)DeathGiovanni Picchi, Italian composer
May 17th, 1642 (May 17 1642)EventPaul Chomedey de Maisonneuve (1612-1676) founds the Ville Marie de Montreal.
May 17th, 1628 (May 17 1628)BirthArchduke Ferdinand Charles of Austria, Regent of the Tyrol (died in 1662)
May 17th, 1626 (May 17 1626)DeathJuan Pujol, Catalan composer (born in 1570)
May 17th, 1590 (May 17 1590)EventAnne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.
May 17th, 1575 (May 17 1575)DeathMatthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury (born in 1504)
May 17th, 1551 (May 17 1551)BirthMartin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (died in 1601)
May 17th, 1536 (May 17 1536)DeathGeorge Boleyn, Viscount Rochford, English diplomat
May 17th, 1521 (May 17 1521)EventEdward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for treason.
May 17th, 1521 (May 17 1521)DeathEdward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (born in 1478)
May 17th, 1510 (May 17 1510)DeathSandro Botticelli, Italian painter (born in 1445)
May 17th, 1464 (May 17 1464)DeathThomas de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (executed) (born in 1427)
May 17th, 1443 (May 17 1443)BirthEdmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England Richard III of England Quotes
May 17th, 1395 (May 17 1395)DeathConstantine Dragas, Serbian ruler of a semi-independent realm
May 17th, 1365 (May 17 1365)DeathLouis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria and Elector of Brandenburg (born in 1328)
May 17th, 1336 (May 17 1336)DeathEmperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (born in 1288)
May 17th, 1189 (May 17 1189)DeathMinamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (born in 1159)
May 17th, 1155 (May 17 1155)BirthJien, Japanese poet and historian (died in 1225)

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