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 - Tony Parker
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1982: NBA point guard Tony Parker, who has played for the San Antonio Spurs since 2001, helping them to championships in 2003, 2005 and 2007, is born in Bruges, Belgium.

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