May 17

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On May 17...

  • 1802: the Philolexian Society is founded
  • 1939: a Columbia-Princeton baseball game at Baker Field is the first sporting event covered live on television
  • 1968: Neighborhood activists occupy a Columbia-owned building in a protest over evictions. Sympathetic students stage a sit-in; over 100 (over 50 students) are arrested.
Preceded by
May 16
Days of the Year 
May 17
Succeeded by
May 18