On This Day: May 23rd

This is 144th day of the year and 222 days remain in the year.

in history
Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians and subsequently sold to the English.
South Carolina became the 8th state in United States.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began the first passenger service in the United States.
The North West Mounted Police force was formed in Canada. It would later be known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The New York Public Library, at the time the largest marble structure ever built in the United States, was dedicated by President Taft in New York City after 16 years of construction.
Bonnie (Parker) and Clyde (Barrow) were killed in a police shootout.
Heinrich Himmler, head of Adolf Hitler’s Gestapo, committed suicide while in prison.
The German Federal Republic came into existence.
Moderate Mohammad Khatami was elected president of Iran.
May 23 Birthdays
Margaret Fuller1810–50, American writer and lecturer, born in Cambridgeport (now part of Cambridge), Mass.
Charles Barryarchitect
Jewelsinger, songwriter
Douglas Fairbanksactor
Carolus Linnaeusbotanist
Anatoly Karpovchess master
John Bardeenphysicist
Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr.businessman and philanthropist

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.