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Notable Historical Events for May 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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

1862Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2002Sam Snead, American golfer (b. 1912)

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

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