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Notable Historical Events for May 23rd

1701Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore.

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

1971Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale

1911NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft

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

1576Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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

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)

May 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 23rd

1974Ken Jennings, American game show contestant

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

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

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

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

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

May 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 23rd

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

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

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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