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On this day: May 17

Published On: May 16 2013 03:12:43 PM CDT   Updated On: May 17 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Hank Aaron
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1970: Hank Aaron becomes the ninth player to get 3,000 hits. In doing so, he also became the first player to reach 3,000 career hits and 500 career home runs.

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