A sneak peek into the past this day May 17;
1957 – The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his first national speech, titled “Give Us the Ballot,” during the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C.
2004 – U.S.A. First Same Sex Marriage Performed at Cambridge City Hall in Massachusetts, between Marcia Kadish, 56, and Tanya McCloskey, 52, of Malden, Massachusetts, making them the first legally married same-sex partners in the United States.
2015 – Taylor Swift receives eight awards at the Billboard Music Awards; Pharrell Williams, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, and Sam Smith were also multiple winners at the ceremony.
2011 – The oldest panda in the world, Ming Ming, dies at the age of 34 in Guangdong, China
1939 – The first fashion to be shown on television was broadcast in New York from the Ritz-Carleton Hotel.
World Hypertension Day – Stress! Stress! Stress! Everyone is hustling and yes high blood pressure (BP) is on the increase. Today is World Hypertension Day (WHD), celebrated every May 17 and we’re talking caution. The theme for World Hypertension Day is Know Your Numbers with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world. Remember your health comes first, take care of you!
There you have it, notable happenings on this day in history