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Friday, May 23, 2014

May 23 - This Day in History

May 23 : General Interest
1934: Police kill famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde

On this day in 1934, notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police while driving a stolen car near Sailes, Louisiana... read more

American Revolution
1777 : Meigs Expedition claims sole Patriot victory on Long Island

1934 : Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde shot to death in stolen Ford

Civil War
1864 : Fighting begins on the North Anna River, Virginia

Cold War
1949 : Federal Republic of Germany is established

1934 : Bonnie and Clyde are killed by police

1960 : Tsunami hits Hawaii

General Interest
1701 : Captain Kidd walks the plank
1900 : Forgotten Civil War hero honored
1911 : New York Public Library dedicated
1960 : Eichmann captured

1933 : Joan Collins is born

1810 : Margaret Fuller is born

1979 : Tom Petty defies his record label and files for bankruptcy

Old West
1923 : Curley is buried at Little Big Horn

2004 : George W. Bush recovers from bicycle accident

1941 : Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer to retain heavyweight title

Vietnam War
1967 : Congressman claims M-16 is defective
1971 : North Vietnamese infiltrators attack U.S. base
1972 : United States widens aerial campaign

World War I
1915 : Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary

World War II
1941 : Lord Mountbatten, cousin to a king, sunk by German dive-bombers
1945 : Himmler commits suicide

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