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May 17, 1968

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History Facts:


17-05-1630 Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi - 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface
17-05-1792 24 merchants form NY Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street
17-05-1804 Lewis & Clark begin exploration of La Purchase
17-05-1809 Papal States annexed by France
17-05-1814 Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden (Natl Day)
17-05-1872 Bohemian Club incorporated
17-05-1875 1st Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs Winner was Aristides
17-05-1898 Camp Merritt established in Presidio
17-05-1921 Pres Harding opens (via telephone) 1st Valencia Orange Show
17-05-1938 Radio quiz show `Information Please!' debuts on NBC Blue Network
17-05-1939 1st sports telecast - Columbia vs Princeton - College baseball
17-05-1940 Nazis occupied Brussels Belgium
17-05-1954 Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown v Topeka Board of Ed reversed 1896 `separate but equal' Plessy Vs Ferguson decision
17-05-1960 1st atomic reactor system to be patented - JW Flora - Canoga Park CA
17-05-1962 Marin County withdraws from BART district
17-05-1968 European Space Research Org launches 1st satellite
17-05-1973 Senate Watergate Committee began its hearings
17-05-1981 Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff
17-05-1983 Israel & Lebanon sign a peace treaty
17-05-1983 Oilers 2-Isles 4 - Stanley Cup- Isles win cup 4-0 (15-5)

Famous Birthdays:


17-05-1749 Edward Jenner, English physician, discovered vaccination
17-05-1836 Joseph Norman Lockyer, astroarchaeologist, founded NATURE magazine
17-05-1866 Erik Satie, composer
17-05-1900 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran's spiritual leader
17-05-1911 Maureen O'Sullivan, in Boyle Ireland
17-05-1912 Archibald Cox, 1st Watergate special prosecutor
17-05-1912 Clarence (Ace) Parker, NFL quarterback (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks)
17-05-1923 Birgit Nilsson, soprano
17-05-1936 Dennis Hopper, an easy rider
17-05-1956 Sugar Ray Leonard, boxer

Date Format By Country

Afghanistan, Japan : 1968-05-17
Argentina, Bahrain, Barbados, Bolivia, Brunei, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe : 17-05-1968
Federated States of Micronesia : 05-17-1968
Australia, Belize : 17-05-1968 or 05-17-1968
Macau, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom : 1968-05-17 or 17-05-1968
Albania : 1968-05-17 or 17/05/1968
Algeria, Brazil, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Thailand : 17/05/1968
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greenland, Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey : 17.05.1968
Austria : 17.5.1968 or 17.5.68 or 17. May 1968 or 17. May 68
Bangladesh : 17-05-68 or 68-05-17
Belgium : 17-05-1968
Turkmenistan : 17.05.1968 or 17.05.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia : 17. 5. 1968. or 17. May 1968.
Czech Republic : 17. 5. 1968 or 17. May 1968
Cambodia : 1968-05-17 or 17-05-1968
Canada : 17-05-1968 or 1968 05 17 or 17/05/68 or May/17/1968 or May 17, 1968 or May-17-68 or 1968-05-17 or 17 May 1968
China, Lithuania, Taiwan - Republic of China : 1968-05-17
Denmark : 17-05-1968 or 17-05-68 or 1968-05-17 or 19680517 or 17. May 1968 or 17/5-68 or 17/5-1968
Estonia : 17.5.1968 or 17. May 1968
Finland, Serbia : 17.5.1968 or 17. May 1968
France, Ireland : 17/05/1968 or 17-05-1968
Germany : 17.05.68 or 17.5.68 or 17.05.1968 or 17.5.1968 or 1968-05-17 or 17. May 1968
Hong Kong : 17/05/68 or 17/5/68 or 17/05/1968 or 17/5/1968 or 1968/05/17
Hungary : 1968. 05. 17.
India : 17-05-1968 or 19680517 or 1968 05 17 or 1968-05-17
Iran : 1968/05/17 or 68/5/17 or 1968-05-17 or 17 May 1968
Kazakhstan : 1968.17.05 or 17.05.1968 or 17.05.68
Kenya : 68/05/17 or 17/05/1968 or 5/17/1968
Korea : 1968.05.17 or 1968/05/17
Latvia : 17.05.1968 or 1968.05.17
Luxembourg : 17/05/1968 or 17.5.1968
Maldives : th 1968f May, 1968 or 17.05.1968 or 17.05.68 or 17/05/68 or 17/05/1968 or 17-05-68 or 17-05-1968
Mongolia : 1968.05.17
Montenegro : 17.5.1968
Netherlands : 17-05-68 or 17-05-1968 or 17 May 68 or 17 May 1968
Nigeria : 17/05/68
Norway : 17.05.1968 or 170568 or 1968-05-17 or 17/5-68
Pakistan, Spain : 17/05/68 or 17/05/1968
Philippines : May 17, 1968 or 17-05-1968
Portugal : 17/05/1968 or 17-05-1968 or 1968-05-17
Poland : 17.05.1968
Romania : 17.05.1968 or 17-May-1968
Russia : 17.05.1968 or 17.05.68
Saudi Arabia : 17/05/1968 or 05/17/1968
Slovakia : 17. 05. 1968
Slovenia : 1968.05.17 or 17.5.1968 or 17. May 1968
South Africa : 1968-05-17 or 17/5/68
Sweden : 1968-05-17 or 17/5 1968 or 17/5 -68 or 17.05.1968
Ukraine : 17.05.68 or 17.05.1968 or 17/05/1968
United States of America : 05/17/68 or 05/17/1968 or 17 May 1968 or 1968-05-17
Uzbekistan : 17.05.1968 or 17/05 1968

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