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  1. In May 1997, Mattel introduced Share a Smile Becky, a doll in a pink wheelchair. A 17-year-old high school student with cerebral palsy pointed out the doll wouldn’t fit in the elevator of Barbie's Dream House. Mattel announced it would redesign the house in the future to accommodate the doll.

  2. After opening of the New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, a rumor came about that the Bridge was unstable and was going to collapse. To prove it was safe, P.T. Barnum led 21 elephants across it on May 17, 1884.

  3. Kim Gwang Suk, a North Korean gymnast who competed at the Barcelona Olympics; her age was given as 17, but she was missing her front teeth and may have been as young as 10. Aside from an Olympic torch relay, her subsequent life and whereabouts are unknown.

  4. May 22, 2010 someone paid 10.000 bitcoin for a pizza, which is now worth more than 17 million dollars

  5. The Soviets dumped 17,000 containers of nuclear waste, 14 nuclear reactors, and more in the Kara Sea. Including one submarine that may re-achieve criticality and explode.

  6. Dolphins usually live around 17 years in the wild. Some species may live up to 50 years.

  7. There are two types of cicadas: annual and periodical. Annual cicadas can be seen every year or every second year from July to August. Periodical cicadas can be seen every 13 to 17 years during the May and early June.

  8. Despite his change of views on race later in his life, an equestrian statue of P.T. Beauregard was removed from a public park in New Orleans on May 17, 2017 after numerous protests over his slave owning past.

  9. On May 17, 1969, South Dakota State students descended on White, a small community 15 miles northwest of Brookings, to attempt to "drink the town dry." "550 cases of beer were consumed by 6:30."

  10. On 23rd May 2012, the American nuclear submarine USS Miami was damaged beyond repair by a fire. A civilian employee Casey J. Fury later admitted to starting the fire in order to “get out of work early”. He was sentenced to 17 years in a federal prison ordered to pay $400 million in recompense.

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Hooker was promoted to brigadier general in the Union Army on May 17, 1861 and given command of a division in the Army of the Potomac.

On May 17, 1920 Samuel Reshevsky, beat 20 chess players (some are the world best players) at a simultaneous tournament, he was 8 years old at the time.

Rob Knox died at the age of 18 after he was stabbed outside the Metro Bar in Sidcup, South East London, on 24 May 2008. He had intervened in a fight to protect his 17-year-old brother Jamie, who was being threatened by two men, one of whom was armed with two knives.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

A female Guam kingfisher, a brightly colored bird and one of the most endangered bird species on the planet, hatched at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute" on 17 May 2018 in Front Royal,Virginia,USA. "There are about 140 Guam kingfishers in the world and they all live in human care"

About Skanderbag (Gjergj Kastrioti ; 6 May 1405 – 17 January 1468), a real-life Albanian legend that fought off the Ottoman Empire for three decades from reaching Europe and being describes as ‘the Defender of Western Civilisation’.

On May 17, 1987, an arsonist destroyed Tom Petty's home in Encino, CA. Firefighters were able to save the basement recording studio along with the original tapes and his Gibson Dove acoustic guitar. His signature gray top hat, however, was destroyed.

Harambe died one day after his birthday at the age of 17 on May 28th 2016.

On 17 May 2014, Charles Bronson covered himself in butter. and attacked prison officers at HM Prison Full Sutton after hearing about the result of his least favorite football team, Arsenal FC winning the 2014 FA Cup Final.

A convoy of 19 elephants, a zebra, a llama, and a pony had to walk through the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City during a railroad strike on May 17, 1971

Lenin was a mushroom was a highly influential televised hoax by Soviet musician Sergey Kuryokhin and reporter Sergey Sholokhov broadcasted on 17 May 1991 about Lenin taking psychedelic mushrooms and eventually becoming one - according to the findings of MIT and Castaneda

In order to counter International Day Against Homophobia, Georgian Orthodox Church marked May 17 as a Family Day

In May, a sculpture of a kneeling Hitler made of wax and human hair and titled “Him” sold for more than $17 million.

It clearly states in Article 17 of the NFL rulebook that “use of the helmet as a weapon” is strictly prohibited. “A player may not use a helmet that is no longer worn by anyone as a weapon to strike, swing at, or throw at an opponent.” 15 yard penalty, DQ, and automatic 1st down.

The US rejected the 13 month calendar because it would inconvenience businesses that use a quarter-year system. Though the real clincher may have been switching the Fourth of July to Sol 17.

As of May 2010 , the smallest time interval uncertainty in direct measurements is on the order of 12 attoseconds (1.2 × 10−17 seconds), about 2.2 × 1026 Planck times

Former White Sox OF Carlos May, who was born on May 17 and wore the number 17, is believed to be the only professional athlete to wear his birthday on his uniform.

May 30 is Puerto Rico's Lod Massacre Remembrance Day - a massacre carried out by Palestinian-recruited Japanese communists at Lod Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel. The terrorists hid their guns inside of violin cases, and injured over 80 people, killing 26, including 17 US citizens from Puerto Rico

Software may have been able to predict this man's seizure, before he decided to go skydiving. Dr. Robin Gras and, PhD student, Abbas Golestani developed software that can accurately predict seizures 17 minutes before the onset with 100% sensitivity and specificity.

The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 limits the number of replacement Social Security Number cards an individual may receive to 3 per year and 10 in a lifetime, beginning with cards issued on or after December 17, 2005.

Song "Plastic Love" by Mariya Takeuchi went viral after it was uploaded to YouTube during the mid-late 2010s, popularized overseas via the vaporwave & future funk scenes. In May 17, 2019, Warner Music Japan released on YouTube a short music video for the song, 35 years after its initial release.

Sex Intercourse under the age of 17 years may cause cervical cancer, expert says

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On May 17, 1987, an arsonist destroyed Petty's home in Encino, CA. Firefighters were able to save the basement recording studio along with the original tapes and his Gibson Dove acoustic guitar. His signature gray top hat, however, was destroyed. Petty rebuilt the home with fireproof materials.

David Wells of the New York Yankees pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins on May 17, 1998. [1] Wells later admitted to still being hungover and half-drunk from drinking then night before.