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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1979

-12øF (-11øC), on top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii (state record)

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1979

Emmy 6th Daytime Award presentation

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1979

Phillies beat Cubs, 23-22, on 50 hits with 11 HRs

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1980

Paul and Linda McCartney appear on Saturday Night Live

Event
1980

106th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Codex wins in 1:54.2

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1980

Kumar Anandan balanced on one foot for 33 hours

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1980

Major race riot in Miami Florida - 16 killed, 300 injured

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1980

Joseph M "Joop" Lcker, Dutch editor-in-chief (Volkskrant), dies at 65

Death
1981

Hugo Freidhofer, composer, dies at 80

Death
1981

Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, 1st US woman free balloon pilot, dies

Death
1981

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

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1981

Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff

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1981

"Inacent Black" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 14 performances

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1983

Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games

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1983

Israel and Lebanon sign a peace treaty

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1984

Mai Shanley, 21, (NM), crowned 33rd Miss USA

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1984

Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning

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1985

Bobby Ewing, (Patrick Duffy) killed off on Dallas

Death
1985

Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wizard of Oz), dies

Death
1985

Hugh Burden, actor (Night of Laughing Dead), dies at 72

Death
1985

Les Anderson, catches record 97 lb 4 oz Chinook Salmon, off Alaska

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1986

"Chicken Song" by Spitting Image hit #1 on the UK pop chart

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1986

112th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8

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1987

Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

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1987

"Stardust" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances

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