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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 - Trent Reznor
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1965: Singer-songwriter and record producer Trent Reznor, best known as the frontman for the band Nine Inch Nails, is born in Mercer, Pa. Reznor has also become known for composing film scores, including his work on David Fincher's "The Social Network," which won Reznor and musician Atticus Ross an Oscar in 2011. The duo also scored Fincher's adaptation of the film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

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