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Notable Historical Events for May 23rd

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

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1971Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale

1785Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

2000Eminem releases 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP', is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy - Best Rap Album 2001)

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

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

1576Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

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

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

May 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 23rd

1974Ken Jennings, American game show contestant

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

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

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

1052King Philip I of France (d. 1108)

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

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

1937John D Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

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

2002Sam Snead, American golfer (b. 1912)

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

May 23rd Deaths
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