11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 17th May

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1756 - Britain declares war on France, beginning the French and Indian War

1792 - New York's first stock exchange is established

1943 - An RAF raid into the industrial heartland of Germany uses revolutionary bombs to flood the Ruhr valley

1954 - Racial segregation in US schools is ruled unconstitutional 

1955 - UK Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden presents the largest-scale election broadcast ever seen on television

1973 - The investigation of Watergate by the Senate begins televised hearings on the Watergate scandal

1974 - Four car bombs explode in Dublin and Monaghan, leaving at least 23 dead and more than 100 injured

1978 - The coffin containing the body of Charlie Chaplin - missing since his grave was pillaged nearly two months before - is found

1984 - Poland becomes the 10th country to announce that they would not take part in the Los Angeles Olympic Games

1992 - Nigell Mansell wins the San Marino Grand Prix to become the first Formula One driver in history to win the opening 5 races of a season

2007 - Two trains, one from North Korea and one from South Korea, both carrying 150 passengers, become the first trains to pass between the two countries since the Korean War

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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