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Notable Historical Events for May 23rd

1948Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs

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

1576Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

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

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

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

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

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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

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

May 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 23rd

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

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

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

1052King Philip I of France (d. 1108)

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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