Saturday, May 23, 2015

Today in History: Saturday, May 23, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville Parish, La.
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On this date in:
1430Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.
1533The marriage of England's King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
1701Captain William Kidd was hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and murder.
1788South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1873Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established.
1915Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.
1937Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died at age 97.
1945Nazi official and SS chief Heinrich Himmler committed suicide while imprisoned in Luneburg, Germany.
1949The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) was established.
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1960Israel announced it had captured former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
1969The Who's rock-opera album "Tommy" was released.
1997Iranians elected a moderate president, Mohammad Khatami, over hard-liners in the ruling Muslim clergy.
2003Congress sent President George W. Bush a $330 billion package of tax cuts - the third of his presidency.
2012Egypt held the Arab world's first competitive presidential vote. (Islamist Mohammed Morsi was ultimately named the winner following a runoff)
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Boxing Hall of Famer Marvin Hagler turns 63 years old today.
AP Photo/Nousha Salimi
Barbara BarrieActress84
Charles KimbroughActor ("Murphy Brown")79
John NewcombeTennis Hall of Famer71
Lauren ChapinActress ("Father Knows Best")70
Misty MorganCountry singer70
Drew CareyActor,, game show host57
Laurel HollomanActress ("The L Word")47
MaxwellR&B singer42
Actress Joan Collins ("Dynasty") turns 82 years old today.
AP Photo/Dan Steinberg
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