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Today in History

May 17


1792   The New York Stock Exchange is formed.

1846   Adolphe Sax invents the saxophone.

1875   Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.

1995   Jacques Chirac takes office as President of France, after 18 years as the mayor of Paris.

Famous Birthdays:

1936   Dennis Hopper (Actor)

1955   Bill Paxton (Actor)

1956   Sugar Ray Leonard (Boxer)

1956   Bob Saget (Actor from America's Funniest Home Videos)

1975   Sasha Alexander (Actress)

1985   Matt Ryan (NFL Quarterback)

Today in History Archive:

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