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On this day: May 17

POSTED: 4:12 PM May 16 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM May 17 2015

St. Louis nearly burns to the ground, the first Kentucky Derby is held, the Supreme Court strikes down segregated schools, the Senate Watergate Committee begins televised hearings, and same-sex marriages begin in Massachusetts, all on this day.

OTD May 17 - Donna Summer
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2012: Donna Summer, known for her 1970s disco anthems like "Last Dance" and "I Feel Love," dies of lung cancer at the age of 63 in Naples, Florida. She was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Japanese women go ape for gorilla hunk

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Detroit police rescue 400-pound pig

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Study: Heavy metal soothes listeners

A study by Australia's University of Queensland found that aggressive music, such as heavy metal and punk, may actually help soothe angry listeners

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