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Notable Historical Events for May 23rd

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

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

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

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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

1948Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs

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

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

1785Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

1939Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland

May 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 23rd

1052King Philip I of France (d. 1108)

1974Jewel Kilcher, Payson, Utah, American singer-songwriter (Pieces of You)

1911Betty Nuthall, Surbiton England, tennis player (1930 U.S. Open champion)

1958Drew Carey, Cleveland, Ohio, American actor & comedian (Drew-Drew Carey Show)

1974Ken Jennings, American game show contestant

1707Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and the Father of Taxonomy (d. 1778)

May 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 23rd

1992Actress Anjelica Huston (40) weds sculptor Robert Graham (54)

1953John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy (31) weds activist and attorney Sargent Shriver at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

May 23rd Weddings
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Notable Divorces on May 23rd

1934First wife Marguerite Van Kessel divorces NFL player Curly Lambeau (36) after 14 years of marriage

1533King Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon's marriage declared null & void by authority English clergy not the Pope

May 23rd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on May 23rd

2002Sam Snead, American golfer (b. 1912)

1937John D Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

1934Clyde Barrow, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush

1701William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock

May 23rd Deaths
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