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 - Bob Dylan
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1966: Bob Dylan, who had recently "gone electric" and added rock 'n' roll instruments to his folk music, is heckled by audience members, including one who shouts "Judas!," at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England. Dylan responds with "I don't believe you, you're a liar" before launching into "Like a Rolling Stone," telling his band to play his newest hit "f---ing loud." The incident can be seen in the Martin Scorsese documentary "No Direction Home" and the full concert was eventually released in 1998 as "Live 1966: The 'Royal Albert Hall' Concert" in Dylan's Bootleg Series.


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