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 - Josh Homme
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1973: Rock singer-songwriter and musician Josh Homme, best known as the frontman for the hard rock band Queens of the Stone Age, is born in Joshua Tree, Calif. Homme has also been a member of the bands Eagles of Death Metal, Kyuss and Them Crooked Vultures, the last with Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones.

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