May 17: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1673 - Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River.
- 1792 - The New York Stock Exchange is formed.
- 1902 - Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.
- 1954 - The United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
- 2006 - The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.
- Famous Birthdays: Edward Jenner (English physician and microbiologist), Virginie Loveling (Belgian author and poet), Odd Hassel (Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Julius Sumner Miller (American physicist), Ronald Wayne (American computer scientist and author, co-founded Apple Inc.)
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