Historical Events for 17th May 2024

1750 – -18] Tax revolt in Gorinchem
1881 – Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia
1894 – 19th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Assignee wins in 1:49.25
1957 – Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (DC)
1973 – Five British Army soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army booby-trap bomb in Omagh, County Tyrone
1976 – Earthquake in Uzbekistan: thousands killed
1981 – Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff
1987 – Musical revue “Stardust – The Mitchell Parish Musical”, featuring songs of the Lithuanian-American lyricist, closes at Biltmore Theater, NYC, after 101 performances
1989 – Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa
2023 – Nepali Sherpa Kami Rita Sherpa (53) climbs of Mt. Everest for a record 27th time

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