On this day: May 17

POSTED: 01:12 PM PDT May 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 16, 2016 

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 - Sugar Ray Leonard
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1956: Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, who would become the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses while winning world titles in five weight divisions, is born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Leonard compiled a 36-3-1 record, with 25 of his victories coming by knockout, before retiring for good in 1997.


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