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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 - Frank Gorshin
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20th Century Fox Television

2005: Actor and comedian Frank Gorshin, best known for playing The Riddler on the 1960s TV show "Batman," dies of lung cancer at the age of 72 in Burbank, Calif.

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