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May 17th is a day marked with diverse celebrations and observances that touch upon our culinary preferences, our technological advancements, our health awareness, and our struggle towards a more inclusive society.

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Interesting Facts of May 17th

  1. 1. On May 17th, 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases, a date now celebrated in various countries as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
  2. 2. In the racing world, the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown, is often held on the third Saturday in May, which can sometimes fall on May 17th.
  3. 3. On May 17th, 1973, the United States Senate began televised hearings on the Watergate scandal.
  4. 4. In a groundbreaking jazz event, pianist and composer Dave Brubeck became the first modern jazz musician to be featured on the cover of Time magazine on May 17th, 1954.