This day in history: May 17 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history: May 17

All of the events below took place on the same day in history, May 17. (Source: WTVM) All of the events below took place on the same day in history, May 17. (Source: WTVM)

All of the events below took place on the same day in history, May 17.

1936: Actor Dennis Hopper is born in Dodge City, Kansas.

1939: NBC broadcasts Princeton/Columbia baseball game, first sporting event ever televised.

1954: U.S. Supreme Court hands down unanimous decision in Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

1959: Sportscaster Jim Nantz is born in Charlotte, North Carolina.

1969: The Chicago Transit Authority releases its first album, but is forced to shorten the name when the actual CTA threatens legal action.

1973: U.S. Senate Select Committee on Presidential Activities begins televised hearings of the Watergate affair.

1995: San Diego, California man goes on rampage in a military tank before he is fatally shot by police.

2012: Singer-songwriter and actress Donna Summer dies in Naples, Florida at age 63.

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