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The 17t o Mey is the 137t day o the year (138t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 228 days ti come.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1590 - Anne o Denmark is crouned Queen o Scots.
- 1724 - Northeast Iceland's Viti crater is creatit bi the eruption o the Krafla volcanae.
- 1792 - The New York Stock Exchange is formed.
- 1809 - Napoleon I orders the annexation o the Papal States tae Fraunce.
- 1814 - Norawa's Constitution is signed.
- 1860 - TSV 1860 Munich, Munich's auldest fitbaw club, is foondit.
- 1861 - James Clerk Maxwell presents the first colour photograph, o a Tartan ribbon, tae the Ryal Institution.
- 1884 - The Department o Alaska is renamed the Destrict o Alaska.
- 1915 - The Breetish Leeberal Govrenment unner H. H. Asquith faws.
- 1928 - The 1928 Simmer Olympics in Amsterdam begin.
- 1940 - Warld War II: Nazi Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium.
- 1943 - Warld War II: The RAF carries oot the "Dambuster" raids in Germany.
- 1970 - Thor Heyerdahl leaves Morocco on his boat "Ra II" across the Atlantic Ocean.
- 1974 - The Ulster Volunteer Force detonates bombs in Dublin an Monaghan, Republic o Ireland, killin 33 fowk.
- 1995 - Mayor o Paris Jacques Chirac acomes Preses o Fraunce.
- 1997 - Zaire is renamed the Democratic Republic o the Congo.
- 2004 - Massachusetts acomes the first US state tae legalise same-sex mairage.
- 2010 - Portugal legalises same-sex mairage.
- 2011 - Queen Elizabeth II stairts a historic state visit tae the Republic o Ireland.
- 2014 - St. Johnstone F.C. wins its first Scottish Cup.
- 2017 - Enda Kenny propales his upcomin demission as Taoiseach o the Republic o Ireland.
- 2018 - Quim Torra is sworn in as Preses o Catalonie.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1749 - Edward Jenner, Inglis physeecian (d. 1823)
- 1845 - Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (d. 1902)
- 1866 - Erik Satie, French componer (d. 1925)
- 1870 - James Dunlop, Scots fitbawer (d. 1892)
- 1886 - Alfonso XIII o Spain (d. 1941)
- 1918 - Birgit Nilsson, Swadish soprano (d. 2005)
- 1926 - David Ogilvy, 13t Yerl o Airlie, Scots peer
- 1936 - Dennis Hopper, American actor (d. 2010)
- 1944 - Jesse Winchester, American sangster (d. 2014)
- 1948 - Dick Gaughan, Scots muisicker, sangster, an sangwriter
- 1951 - Simon Hughes, Inglis politeecian
- 1955 - Bill Paxton, American actor (d. 2017)
- 1961 - Enya, Erse sangster
- 1962 - Alan Johnston, Scots jurnalist
- 1962 - Craig Ferguson, Scots-American comedian, actor an telly host
- 1967 - Mohamed Nasheed, umwhile Preses o the Maldives
- 1971 - Queen Maxima o the Netherlands
- 1974 - Andrea Corr, Erse fowk-pop sangster
- 1991 - Johanna Konta, Australie-born Breetish tennis player
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1510 - Sandro Botticelli, Italian penter (b. 1445)
- 1727 - Catherine I o Roushie (b. 1684)
- 1810 - Robert Tannahill, Scots poet (b. 1774)
- 1839 - Archibald Alison, Scots Episcopalian priest an essayist (b. 1757)
- 1858 - Ebenezer Henderson, Scots meenister an meesionar (b. 1784)
- 1870 - David Octavius Hill, Scots penter an fotografer (b. 1802)
- 1875 - John C. Breckinridge, American politeecian (b. 1821)
- 1935 - Paul Dukas, French componer (b. 1865)
- 2004 - Tony Randall, American actor (b. 1920)
- 2012 - Donna Summer, American sangster (b. 1948)
- 2013 - Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentine military leader (b. 1925)
- 2014 - Gerald Edelman, American biologist an immunologist (b. 1929)
- 2017 - Rhodri Morgan, Welsh politeecian, First Meenister o Wales (b. 1939)
- 2017 - Chris Cornell, American sangster an muisicker (b. 1964)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Constitution Day (naitional day o Norawa)
- Constitution Day (Nauru)
- Airmy Day (Argentinae)
- Internaitional Day Against Homophobie, Transphobie an Biphobie
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