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 - Dublin bombing
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The Irish Times

1974: Thirty-three civilians are killed and more than 300 injured when the Ulster Volunteer Force explodes car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland. The attack resulted in the highest number of casualties in any one day during the conflict over Northern Ireland independence known as The Troubles.


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