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On this day
- Historical Events for 17th May 2013 Fri, 17 May 2013 06:00:01 -0500
1521 - Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for treason.
1756 - Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French and Indian War)
1927 - U.S. Army aviation pioneer, Major Harold Geiger, dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane at Olmstead Field, Pennsylvania
1938 - Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy
1958 - 84th Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2
1970 - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament
1975 - Mick Jagger punches a restaurant window, gets 20 stitches
1981 - Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff
1989 - Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr Gachet" auctioned for $825M
2000 - In the Philippines an explosion rocks Glorietta 2 injuring 13 persons, mostly teenagers. According to local authorities, the homemade bomb was placed in front of a toilet beside a video arcade.