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1430Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne & sold to the English

1785Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

1660King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England

1958Mao Zedong starts "Great leap forward" movement in China

1576Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

1941Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1992President Bush orders Coast Guard to intercept boats with Haitian refugees

1943Thomas Mann begins writing his novel Dr Faustus

1962Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)

1948Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs

1982Pope John Paul II declares "Peerke" Donders a saint

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1911NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft

1922Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films

2000Eminem releases 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP', is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy - Best Rap Album 2001)

1862Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia

1867Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)

1701Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore.

1939Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland

1971Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale

1059Henri I crowns his son compassionate King Philip I of France

2013Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups

May 23rd Historical Events
Date Event
1059
Henri I crowns his son compassionate King Philip I of France 
1275
King Edward I of England orders cessation of persecution of French Jews 
1420
Jews of Syria & Austria expelled 
1421
Jews of Austria imprisoned & expelled 
1430
Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne & sold to the English 
1493
King Charles VIII & Maximilian I of Austria signs Peace of Senlis 
1536
Pope Paul III installs Portugese inquisition 
1544
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V recognizes king Christian III of Denmark 
1555
Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV 
1568
Battle of Heiligerlee, Groningen: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, thousands killed 
1568
The Netherlands declare independence from Spain. 
1576
Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory 
1609
Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place. 
1611
Matthias von Habsburg chosen king of Bohemia 
1618
2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War. Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary thrown out of window - they were not seriously injured by the 70 foot fall. 
1644
Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists 
1647
Willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland 
1660
King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England 
1667
King Afonso VI of Portugal flees 
1701
Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore. 
1706
Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill (1st Duke of Marlborough) defeats French; 17,000 killed 
1750
Carlo Goldoni's "Il Bugiardo" premieres in Mantua 
1774
Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River) 
1785
Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals 
1788
South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution 
1813
South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator") 
1844
Declaration of Bab (Baha'i festival) ('Azamat 7, 1) 
1853
Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859) 
1861
3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia 
1861
Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession from the Union 
1862
Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia 
1863
Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan. 
1864
Battle of Dallas, GA 
1864
Battle of North Anna, Va, 1st of 3 days of fighting 
1865
-24] Victory parade in Washington, DC (Grand Review) 
1865
Flag flown at full mast over White House, 1st time since Lincoln shot 
1867
Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken) 
1873
1st Preakness: G Barbee aboard Survivor wins in 2:43 
1873
Canada's North West Mounted Police Force forms 
1873
Postal cards sold in SF for 1st time 
1876
1st NL no-hitter (Joe Borden, Boston) 
1878
Atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia 
1882
6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa 
1883
9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43 
1883
Baseball game between one-armed & one-legged players 
1884
12th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Knight of Ellerslie wins in 2:39.5 
1887
1st transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC 
1894
William Love hosts ground breaking ceremonies for Love Canal 
1898
1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Francisco 
1900
Associated Press News Service forms in NY 
1901
35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21 
1901
Indians score 9 runs after 2 outs in 9th to beat Senators 14-13 
1901
Ottawa Mint Act receives Royal Assent 
1901
US captures leader of Filippino rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo 
1903
1st automobile trip across US from San Francisco to NY, ended April 1 
1903
1st direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin 
1907
The single chamber Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session. 
1908
Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die 
1908
Part of Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound, Washington 
1911
NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft 
1915
Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary during WW I 
1916
Heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun 
1917
Dutch 2nd Chamber approves 1908 conscription draft 
1918
King Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens 
1920
Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei 
1921
"Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC 
1922
"Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances 
1922
Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat 
1922
Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films 
1923
Launch of Belgium's SABENA airline: first flight from Brussels to Lympne, England 
1926
Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard 
1926
Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate 
1928
Bomb attack on Italians embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die 
1931
Whipsnade Zoo opens in Bedfordshire, England 
1932
Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hr record of 860 mi, 367 yds 
1934
The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers. 
1935
1st scheduled night game postponed due to rain (Cincinnati) 
1939
British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949 
1939
Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad 
1939
Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland 
1939
Submarine Squalis sank off Portsmouth NH, 26 die 
1939
Submarine USS Squalus sinks in the Gulf of Maine, drowning 26 men immediately. The 33 remaining crew are rescued from a depth of 243 ft (74 m) by divers using newly developed heliox air systems to prevent the cognitive impairment usually associated with deep dives. The rescue divers are later awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery. 
1940
1st great dogfight between Spitfires and Luftwaffe 
1941
Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title 
1941
Rudolf Harbig runs world record 1k (2:21.5) 
1943
-24] 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund 
1943
Thomas Mann begins writing his novel Dr Faustus 
1944
British and Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo, Italy 
1944
Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front 
1944
Operation Buffalo: Allied break out from Anzio bridgehead 
1944
Polo Grounds host 1st NYC night game since 1941 
1945
British military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz 
1945
German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British 
1945
Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi leader & Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44 
1945
Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) arrested at Danish boundary 
1947
PC Hooft prize forms for literature 
1948
Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs 
1948
Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel 
1949
Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day) 
1951
Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels" premieres in London 
1953
79th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8 
1953
WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1956
World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, SF 
1958
US schools 1st use Cliff's Notes 
1958
Mao Zedong starts "Great leap forward" movement in China 
1958
Explorer 1 ceases transmission. 
1959
"Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 44 perfs 
1960
"Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances 
1960
"Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24 
1960
Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina 
1960
WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1960
WKBM TV (now WLII) channel 11 in Caguas/San Juan, PR 1st broadcast 
1960
WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC) 
1962
Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio
1962
OAS leader general Raoul Salan sentenced to life 
1962
Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7 
1963
NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000 
1964
Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45) 
1965
Franz Jonas elected president of Austria 
1965
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
1965
Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150 
1966
The Beatles release "Paperback Writer" 
1967
Government bans submarines near South Africa 
1968
AC Milan wins 8th Europe Cup II in Rotterdam 
1968
Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London 
1969
BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus 
1969
Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes 
1969
Who release rock opera "Tommy" 
1970
Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside US (England) 
1970
SD Padres beat SF Giants 17-16 in 15 innings 
1970
USSR performs nuclear test (underground) 
1970
A fire breaks out in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits in north Wales contributing to its partial destruction and causing approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage. 
1971
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale 
1971
Rock group Iron Butterfly disbands 
1974
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1974
Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed 
1976
Amy Alcott wins '76 LPGA Golf Classic 
1977
Benin adopts its constitution 
1977
Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H R Halderman, John Ehrlichman & John Mitchell 
1977
Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren & 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Neth, children released May 27, siege ends June 11 
1978
AL approves transfer of Red Sox to Jean Yawkey for $15M 
1978
General strike in Peru 
1979
"Kids Are All Right" premieres 
1979
1st edition of "Wisden Cricket Monthly" 
1979
Borussia Mönchengladbach wins 8th UEFA Cup at Düsseldorf 
1979
Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy 
1979
West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president 
1980
ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton 
1981
Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage 
1981
NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 501 
1982
BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina 
1982
Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic 
1982
Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 294 miles 
1982
Pope John Paul II declares "Peerke" Donders a saint 
1983
Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air 
1984
Tottenham Hotspur win 13th UEFA Cup at London against Anderlecht 
1984
Detroit Tigers win AL record tying 16th straight road game 
1986
US & West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa 
1988
Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990 
1989
3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone 
1989
Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe 
1989
Lincoln Square in Bronx named 
1989
Cleve loses & drop to 21-22, this is the latest a sub .500 team is in 1st place (AL East) 
1990
A C Milan wins 35th Europe Cup 1 at Vienna 
1990
Cost of rescuing savings & loan failures is put at up to $130 billion 
1990
Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,856.26 
1990
NY Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minnesota Twins 12-0 
1991
Last Cubans troops leave Angola 
1991
Phillie Tommy Greene no-hits Mont Expos, 2-0 
1991
San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship 
1991
US Supreme Court bars subsidized clinics from discussing abortion 
1992
NY Yankees play in their 4th straight extra inning game 
1992
President Bush orders Coast Guard to intercept boats with Haitian refugees 
1993
Val Skinner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1994
270 pilgrims dies in bustle round Mina Saudi-Arabia 
1994
Roman Herzog elected president of Germany 
1994
"Star Trek The Next Generation" finale airs this week in syndication 
1995
47th time opposing pitchers hit HRS, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks) 
1996
Fred Norris of the Howard Stern show changes his name legally to Eric 
1997
"King David" closes at New Amsterdam Theater NYC 
1997
Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV 
1998
The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes. 
2000
Eminem releases 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP', is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy - Best Rap Album 2001) 
2002
The "55 parties" clause of the Kyoto protocol is reached after its ratification by Iceland. 
2003
The Euro exceeds its initial trading value as it hits $1.18 for the first time since its introduction in 1999. 
2004
Part of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport's Terminal 2E collapses, killing four people and injuring three others. 
2006
41st Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans & Keith Urban wins 
2008
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries. 
2013
Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups 
2014
Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria 
2016
Indian Climber 3rd to Die on Mount Everest in Recent Days 
2016
Peace Corps Coming to Vietnam for First Time 
2016
Arriving in Vietnam, Obama Aims to Lure It Away From China 
2016
Obama ends arms export embargo on Vietnam 
2016
Thailand school dormitory fire kills 17 schoolgirls 
2017
At least 19 killed in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena 
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