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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 - Columbia-Princeton
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1939: The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States' first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.

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