Historical Events on May 17 (Part 2)

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  • 1994 Bakili Muluzi's UDF wins Malawi presidents/parliamentary election
  • 1996 Alicia Machado, 18, of Venezuela crowned 45th Miss Universe
  • 1996 Habib & Whitaker make 320 for 5th Cricket wkt, Leics v Worcs
  • 1997 122nd Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 1:54
  • 1997 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Jo Shiery-Odom
  • 1997 Troops loyal to Laurent Kabila march into Kinshasa.

Sport awardGolf Major

1998 44th McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Se Ri Pak

LPGA Golfer Se Ri Pak
LPGA Golfer
Se Ri Pak
  • 1998 David Wells (New York Yankees) pitches a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins
  • 2000 In the Philippines an explosion rocks Glorietta 2 injuring 13 persons, mostly teenagers. According to local authorities, the homemade bomb was placed in front of a toilet beside a video arcade.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001 US President George W. Bush calls for reduced regulations to encourage more oil, gas, and nuclear production

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2003 128th Preakness: Jose Santos aboard Funny Cide wins in 1:55.61
  • 2004 Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage
  • 2005 40th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson & Keith Urban win
  • 2006 The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico to be an artificial reef
  • 2006 14th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Arsenal 2-1 at Saint-Denis
  • 2007 Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.
  • 2008 133rd Preakness: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 1:54.80
  • 2013 90 people are killed and 200 are injured after a series of bombings across Iraq
  • 2014 Atlético Madrid win the 2013–14 La Liga
  • 2014 Arsenal defeats Hull City to win the 2014 FA Cup Final
  • 2014 Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal
  • 2014 139th Preakness: Victor Ezpinoza aboard California Chrome wins in 1:54.84
  • 2014 The center-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India
  • 2014 St Johnstone FC win the Scottish Cup for 1st time in 130 years, defeating Dundee United 2-0
  • 2015 A mudslide hits the alpine town of Salgar in Western Colombia killing over 50 people
  • 2015 Gun fight between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas leaves 9 dead and 18 injured. 170 later arrested for organised crime.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2015 24th Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins top artist & 7 other awards

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • 2015 Canada defeats Russia to win gold at the 2015 IIHF World Championship
  • 2015 Melbourne Victory FC defeats Sydney FC to win the Australian A-League