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Notable Historical Events for December 23rd

1862Union General Ben "Beast" Butler is proclaimed a "felon, outlaw & common enemy of mankind" by Jefferson Davis

1987Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of Pres Gerald R Ford escapes from Alderson Prison

1997Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins (682 games)

1793Thomas Jefferson warned of slave revolts in West Indies

1913President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Reserve Act into law

1921Gangster Carlo Gambino enters the United States as an illegal immigrant on the SS Vincenzo Florio

19707,511th performance of Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" (record)

1930Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios

1997Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals

1779Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct

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Notable Birthdays on December 23rd

1891Cy Denneny, Farran's Point Ontario, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer

245Zenobia, Palmyra, Syria, Queen of Palmyra, (d. 274)

1805Joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vermont, founder (Mormon Church), (d. 1844)

1867Madame C. J. Walker, Louisiana, cosmetic mogul (Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company), (d. 1919)

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Notable Weddings on December 23rd

2007"Dr. Izzie Stevens" actress Katherine Heigl (29) weds singer-songwriter Josh Kelley (27) at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah

1847Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell (24) weds Harriet Moore

1951MLB centerfielder Mickey Mantle (20) weds author Merlyn Mantle (19) in Commerce, Oklahoma

1997Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow

1961Actor Martin Sheen (21) weds Janet Templeton

1981Astronaut Chris Hadfield (22) weds high-school girlfriend Helene Walter

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