On This Day in History (05/17)

On This Day in History (05/17)

On This Day in History (05/17)

1936, Actor Dennis Hopper was born today. He died in 2010.
1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Board of Education Of Topekaruling. It declared that racially separated educational facilities are “inherently unequal.” The ruling reversed the high court’s 1896 “separate but equal” decision in Plessy v. Ferguson.
1955Bill Paxton is born today. He dies in 2017. (Titanic, True Lies, Twister, Big Love, Hatfields & McCoys)
1967, The documentary Don’t Look Back, which was shot on Bob Dylan‘s U.K. tour in 1965, premieres.
1973, the Senate opened its hearings into the Watergate scandal with continuous daytime coverage shown on all three broadcast networks.
1975, NBC paid $5 million for the rights to show Gone With The Wind just one time. It was the top price paid for a single opportunity to show a film on television.
1980, rioting that claimed 18 lives erupted in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance executive Arthur McDuffie.

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