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.