On May 17, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 137th day of the Gregorian calendar is May 17th. On this day, Gina Haspel became the first woman to manage the Central Intelligence Agency after being confirmed by the United States Senate; the first Chuck E Cheese restaurant debuted in San Jose, California; and the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was annulled.
Taurus is the zodiac sign for May 17th. Sugar Ray Leonard, a boxer, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands both have May 17th birthdays. It’s National Walnut Day today.
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