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Notable Historical Events for May 23rd

1948Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs

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

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

1939Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland

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

1785Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

1943Thomas Mann begins writing his novel Dr Faustus

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

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

1862Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia

May 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 23rd

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

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

1974Ken Jennings, American game show contestant

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

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

1052King Philip I of France (d. 1108)

May 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 23rd

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

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

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

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

May 23rd Deaths
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