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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 - Bob Saget
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1956: Actor and comedian Bob Saget, best known for his role as Danny Tanner in the sitcom "Full House" and as the original host of "America's Funniest Home Videos," is born in Philadelphia, Pa.

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