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Notable Historical Events for May 23rd

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

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)

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

1576Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1862Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia

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

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

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

May 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 23rd

1052King Philip I of France (d. 1108)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 23rd Deaths
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