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.

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