Once Upon A Time- May 17 – 1792 – 24 Merchants Form New York Stock Exchange At 70 Wall Street

1527 Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men – by 1536 only 4 survive

1792 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street

1803 John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine

1834 Execution of Chinese Christian Peter Liu Wenyuan who had spent over thirty years in exile as a slave for his faith.

1973 Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings

2014 The center-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India

HISTORICAL EVENTS TODAY

TODAY IN FILM & TV

1939 1st televised baseball game is broadcast on NBC, with Princeton defeating Columbia 2-1

TODAY IN MUSIC

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

TODAY IN SPORT

1875 1st Kentucky Derby: Oliver Lewis aboard Aristides wins in 2:37.75

1939 1st televised baseball game is broadcast on NBC, with Princeton defeating Columbia 2-1

MORE FACTS

1990 World Health Organization takes homosexuality out of its list of mental illnesses (Horrible!!)

1961 Fidel Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers

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