On This Day: May 23rd
This is 144th day of the year and 222 days remain in the year.
Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians and subsequently sold to the English.
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 German Federal Republic came into existence.
May 23 BirthdaysMargaret Fuller1810–50, American writer and lecturer, born in Cambridgeport (now part of Cambridge), Mass.
Anatoly Karpovchess master
Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr.businessman and philanthropist