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 - Tony Parker
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1982: NBA point guard Tony Parker, who has played for the San Antonio Spurs since 2001, helping them to championships in 2003, 2005 and 2007, is born in Bruges, Belgium.

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