On this day: May 17

POSTED: 01:12 PM PDT May 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 16, 2013 

St. Louis nearly burns to the ground, the first Kentucky Derby is held, the Supreme Court strikes down segregated schools, the Senate Watergate Committee begins televised hearings, and same-sex marriages begin in Massachusetts, all on this day.

OTD May 17 - Maureen O'Sullivan
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1911: Actress Maureen O'Sullivan, best known for playing Jane in the "Tarzan" series of films starring Johnny Weissmüller, is born in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland. O'Sullivan also appeared in "The Thin Man," "Anna Karenina," "Pride and Prejudice" and "Maisie Was a Lady" in the 1930s and '40s. She died of complications from heart surgery on June 23, 1998, at age 87.

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