Five days after his assassination attempt, Presidential hopeful George Wallace was handed two pieces of news: The bad news was he had a 50/50 chance at permanent paralysis from the waist down. The good news was, he just got 26 more delegates as a result of the Maryland and Michigan Primaries.
Other news, was a report that two Soviet Sailors were killed in a U.S. bombing raid in Haiphong and word that Soviet Naval vessels were spotted in the South China Sea. No immediate threat, but a few raised eyebrows.
Back in the States - there was a report on the California Primary heating up and just around the corner.
And in France, a new disturbing trend was reported among Francophiles; the introduction of "Franglaise" into the vocabulary.
And that's how this day went, on May 17th in 1972 as reported on the NBC Nightly News.