On this day: May 17

POSTED: 1:12 PM PDT May 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 16, 2013 

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 - Donna Summer
1 / 37
Reuters

2012: Donna Summer, known for her 1970s disco anthems like "Last Dance" and "I Feel Love," dies of lung cancer at the age of 63 in Naples, Fla.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Most Popular

Advertisement

Sign up for KTVZ Emails

  • KTVZ Email Newsletters

    newsletterimage

    Sign up for Breaking News, Daily Headlines, Local Alert Weather, Severe Weather Alerts and much more!