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Notable Historical Events for May 23rd

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

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

1939Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland

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

1943Thomas Mann begins writing his novel Dr Faustus

1862Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia

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

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

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

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

May 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 23rd

1908John Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972)

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

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

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

1052King Philip I of France (d. 1108)

1974Ken Jennings, American game show contestant

May 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 23rd

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

1942Comic book artist Jack Kirby (24) weds Roz Goldstein

May 23rd Weddings
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Notable Divorces on May 23rd

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

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

May 23rd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on May 23rd

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

1934Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush at 23

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

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

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