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MAY 17

1510 Sandro Botticelli (Florentine Painter) Sandro Botticelli Artists
1943 Jeanne M. Lee (Vietnamese-born Asian-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Vietnamese Authors & Illustrators Artists Asian-American Authors & Illustrators
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1510 Sandro Botticelli (Florentine Painter) Italian Artists Artists
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1826 John J. Audubon Sails from New Orleans to Seek a Publisher in Europe John J. Audubon New Orleans Birds American Artists Princeton Audubon
1969 W.C. Handy Is Honored with a U.S. Postage Stamp W.C. Handy U.S. Postal Service African-American Composers & Songwriters Ebony Society
1971 Pretoria, South Africa's Historic Melrose House Opens as a Museum Pretoria, South Africa Museums Official Website South African History

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