The Daily News | May 17

First running of the Kentucky Derby (Aristides won), 1875
Norway seperated from Denmark, 1814
Stephen Schwartz’s “Godspell” opened on Broadway, 1971
New York Stock Exchange formed, 1792
John Cabell Breckinridge, 14th US vice president, died, 1875
Senate Watergate Committee opened hearings, 1973
Greenback party held their first convention (Indianapolis), 1876
Allied troops captured Monte Cassino, Italy, 1944
The term “nervous Nellies” first used (Lyndon Johnson), 1966
Six SLA members killed in televised gun fight, 1974
Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, first US woman free balloon pilot, died, 1981
John Jay, American statesman and diplomat, died, 1829
Castro offered Bay of Pigs prisoners in trade for 500 US bulldozers, 1961
US Supreme Court ruled against school segregation, 1954
$700,000 radio-controlled pterodactyl model crashed (Washington DC), 1986
USS Stark attacked in the Persian Gulf (28 killed), 1987