|Portugal's famous investigative sailor Vasco da Gama first arrived near Calicut.
|The English Raees Edward Stafford, whose father was arrested for revolt against King Richard III, was convicted of treason against Raja Henry VIII.
|Anne of Denmark was crowned Rani Consort of Scotland at Thabe Church at Holiroad Palace.
|The Society Notre-Dem de Montreal established a stabilization known as Vile-Merry (Notre-Dem Church), which fully developed in the city of Montreal.
|Battle of Chutzitz: Frederick II and Persia defeated the Ostries.
|French King Louis XV declared war on Britain.
|Britain declares war against France.
|The Parliament of Great Britain passed the repeal of the Act to secure the dependence of the Ireland Act.
|From the beginning of the New York Stock Exchange, the Buttonwood Agreement was signed.
|Twenty -four stock brokers signed the New York Stock Exchange buttonwood agreement.
|The Constitution of Norway was signed and Christian Frederick was elected the new King of Norway by the Constituent Assembly of Norway.
|Bahadur Shah was declared the second Mughal emperor.
|Rosalia de Castro published the first book in Cantress Galigos, a collection of his poetry, Galician language.
|International Telegraph Union was established.
|Celebration of World Communication Day began.
|The International Telecommunication Union, an internationalization, which standardize and controls international radio and technology, was established as the International Telegraph Union Inperis.
|Alaska was merged into an American territory.
|Three Chinese villages within 100 miles of Peking were burned by Boxers in China, killing 60 Chinese and Christian citizens.
|The antiquethera mechanism is the oldest known living geardamchainism, which was discovered among the artifacts descending from a ship in the Greek island in the antichethera.
|The first Giro d 'tallia bicycle race began in the city of Milan, with Luigi Sugarcane winning.
|Albania officially recognized the region of the northern epirus as an informal region with the Albanian state, which was never established due to the First World War.
|Norway's fascist party nasogenal homosexuals were established on 17 May 1933 by Vidakun Quisling and Johann Bernhard Hejort. Despite the fact, it made a huge impact on Norway politics that it never achieved more than 2.5% votes and eventually dissolved in 1945.
|The US Supreme Court ruled the brown versus brown board of education in historical cases, which reflects racial isolation in public schools because 'separate educational facilities are naturally uneven. '
|Thor Hairdal began the journey from Morocco on this day and crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 57 days.
|On May 17, 1973, the Selection Committee of the Senate on the Presidential Campaign Activities was Washington D.C. Started hearing of the Watergate scam.
|The Ulster Volunteer Force carried out four car bombs on May 17, 1974 in Dublin and Monaghan of Ireland, killing 33 civilians and 300 injured. This was the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the Republic.
|The bombings in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland, killed 28 people.
|Japanese lady Mrs. Junko Taibei became the first woman to climb Mount Everest.
|The stolen coffin of famous comedian Charlie Chaplin was discovered. Charlie died in Switzerland in 1977 and is buried near Lake Geneva. But two thieves stole his coffin and demanded four lakh pounds in exchange for it.
|South Korean Army General Chun Do-Hawan expanded martial law across the country on 17 May 1980 and seized the government's control. He later became the President of South Korea on 1 September 1980.
|On the eve of Peru's general election, the Maoistguriilla Group Shining Path started a polling place in the city of Catchchi, Ayachuko, starting Peru's internal conflict.
|A peace treaty was signed between Israel and Lebanon.
|The May 17 agreement was signed by the United States, Israel and Lebanon on the 17th May of 1983 to create peace between Lebanon and Israel. The agreement turned into a failure as it faced strong opposition from the Muslims of Lebanon and was accepted as a refuge.
|On May 17, 1994, the first multi -party Malavian General Election took place. The Malawi Congress party was defeated by the United Democratic Front, both won the election for the President and the National Assembly and thus the MCP's 30 -year rule came to an end.
|After 18 years as the Mayor of Paris, Jacques Shiraq was distinguished as the President of France.
|Massachusetts became the first US state to legalize gay marriage.
|Massachusetts became the first US state to issue a single-sex marriage license on 17 May 2004. Massachusetts, Belgium, Ontario, British Columbia and Massachusetts ranks sixth in the world.
|Trains from North Korea and South Korea crossed the 38th parallel in a test run on 17 May with the permission of the two governments. This was the first time that trains have crossed the demilitralized area since 1953.
|Dalia Gribassite was elected the first female president of Lithuania, who received 68.18 percent of the vote.
|The serial bombings in Iraq killed 90 people, injured 200.