On this day: May 17

POSTED: 01:12 PM PDT May 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 16, 2015 

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 - Craig Ferguson
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1962: Comedian, actor and television host Craig Ferguson, who first found fame on "The Drew Carey Show" before hosting the late-night talk show "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" from 2005 to 2014, is born in Glasgow, Scotland.


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