17 May It Happened Today
1510 Death of Italian painter Sandro Botticelli.
1861 The first colour photograph is exhibited at the Royal Institution in London.
1866 Birth of French composer Erik Satie.
1935 Death of French composer Paul Dukas.
1936 Birth of American actor Dennis Hopper.
1956 Birth of American boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.
1978 Charlie Chaplin’s coffin is recovered after being stolen on 2 March.