Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 17

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This is a list of selected May 17 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia; unreferenced section
Constitution Day in Norway (1814); unreferenced section
1792 – Twenty-four stockbrokers signed the Buttonwood Agreement to establish the New York Stock Exchange. refimprove section
1814 – The Constitution of Norway was signed and Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik was elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly. refimprove
1863Rosalía de Castro published the first book in the Galician language: Cantares gallegos, a collection of her poetry. refimprove
1875 – The American Thoroughbred racehorse Aristides won the first running of the Kentucky Derby. Aristedes: refimprove; Derby: refimprove section
1900Second Boer War: The Siege of Mafeking in South Africa was lifted after 217 days, a decisive victory for the British against the Boers. lots of CN tags
1980 – On the eve of the Peruvian general election, the Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacked a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the internal conflict in Peru. needs copy editing
1992 – Three days of popular protests against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon began in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown that resulted in 52 officially confirmed deaths, many disappearances, hundreds of injuries, and over 3,500 arrests. unreferenced section
1995 – After 18 years as Mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac was inaugurated as President of France. refimprove section
1997 – The First Congo War came to an end when Laurent-Désiré Kabila proclaimed himself president of Zaire, which was also renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo. refimprove section
2006 – The U.S. Navy deliberately sank the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany, the largest vessel ever sunk to create an artificial reef. multiple issues



May 17: Galician Literature Day in Galicia, Spain; Sanja Matsuri begins in Tokyo (2019)

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Dalia Grybauskaitė

Seth Warner (b. 1743) · Sebastian Kneipp (b. 1821) · Dorothy Levitt (d. 1922)

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