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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

On this Day

Monday, May 17th
The 137thrd day of 2005
There are 228 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling, which declared that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal. (Go to article)

On May 17, 1911, Maureen O'Sullivan, the American movie actress who played "Jane" in the Tarzan movies, was born. Following her death on June 22, 1998, her obituary appeared in The Times. (
Go to obituary)

On May 17, 1890, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about capital punishment.
(See the cartoon and read an explanation)

Reference: The New York Times