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 - Enya
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1961: Singer-songwriter Enya, whose hit new age songs include "May it Be," "Orinoco Flow" and "Book of Days," is born Eithne Ní Bhraonáin in Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal, Ireland.


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