On This Day – May 17th


On this day in 1954… 

Brown v. Board of Education ruled that American state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality.

NBC Sports forever changed the media landscape with its broadcast of a Princeton-Columbia college baseball game, making it the first televised sporting event in U.S. history. Princeton beat Columbia 2-1 at Columbia’s Baker Field.

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