If you have Norwegian roots, May 17 is a day to celebrate. It was on this day in 1814 that the Constitution of Norway was signed, declaring Norway an independent kingdom. This historic neighborhood in Trondheim, Norway, would be an ideal place to celebrate. Trondheim is the Norway’s third-largest city, founded by Viking king Olaf Tryggvason in 997. Today, its colorful wharfs and waterways charm visitors from around the world.
Start date: 1951
End date: May 17, 1954
Majority: Warren, joined by unanimous
Judgment and order of the Supreme Court for the case
(1954) US Supreme Court rules school segregation unconstitutional.
Also on this day,
1642 | Montreal founded
1875 | Derby debuts
1902 | Ancient computer found