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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/meigs-expedition-claims-sole-patriot-victory-on-long-island

Automotive
1934 : Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde shot to death in stolen Ford
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/outlaws-bonnie-and-clyde-shot-to-death-in-stolen-ford

Civil War
1864 : Fighting begins on the North Anna River, Virginia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fighting-begins-on-the-north-anna-river-virginia

Cold War
1949 : Federal Republic of Germany is established
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/federal-republic-of-germany-is-established

Crime
1934 : Bonnie and Clyde are killed by police
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bonnie-and-clyde-are-killed-by-police

Disaster
1960 : Tsunami hits Hawaii
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tsunami-hits-hawaii

General Interest
1701 : Captain Kidd walks the plank
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/captain-kidd-walks-the-plank
1900 : Forgotten Civil War hero honored
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/forgotten-civil-war-hero-honored
1911 : New York Public Library dedicated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-york-public-library-dedicated
1960 : Eichmann captured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eichmann-captured

Hollywood
1933 : Joan Collins is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joan-collins-is-born

Literary
1810 : Margaret Fuller is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/margaret-fuller-is-born

Music
1979 : Tom Petty defies his record label and files for bankruptcy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tom-petty-defies-his-record-label-and-files-for-bankruptcy

Old West
1923 : Curley is buried at Little Big Horn
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/curley-is-buried-at-little-big-horn

Presidential
2004 : George W. Bush recovers from bicycle accident
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-w-bush-recovers-from-bicycle-accident

Sports
1941 : Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer to retain heavyweight title
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joe-louis-beats-buddy-baer-to-retain-heavyweight-title

Vietnam War
1967 : Congressman claims M-16 is defective
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congressman-claims-m-16-is-defective
1971 : North Vietnamese infiltrators attack U.S. base
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-infiltrators-attack-us-base
1972 : United States widens aerial campaign
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-widens-aerial-campaign

World War I
1915 : Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/italy-declares-war-on-austria-hungary

World War II
1941 : Lord Mountbatten, cousin to a king, sunk by German dive-bombers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lord-mountbatten-cousin-to-a-king-sunk-by-german-dive-bombers
1945 : Himmler commits suicide
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/himmler-commits-suicide

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