Events, Births and Deaths Happening on this Date

Monday, May 23, 2022

Today is the 143rd day of 2022.  There are 222 days left in this year.

Notable Events

1430
Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.
1533
The marriage of England's King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
1701
Captain William Kidd was hanged in London after he was convicted of piracy and murder.
1788
South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U. S. Constitution.
1873
Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established.
1895
The New York Public Library had its origins with an agreement combining the city's existing Astor and Lenox libraries.
1915
Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.
1934
Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a police ambush as they were driving a stolen Ford Deluxe along a road in Bienville Parish, La.
1945
Nazi official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide while imprisoned in Luneburg, Germany.
1960
Israel announced it had captured former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
1992
The United States and four former Soviet republics signed an agreement in Lisbon, Portugal, to implement the START missile reduction treaty that had been agreed to by the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution.
1997
Iranians elected a moderate president, Mohammad Khatami, over hard-liners in the ruling Muslim clergy.
1998
Official returns showed two convincing ''yes'' votes for the Northern Ireland peace accord: a surprisingly strong 71.1 percent in British-linked Northern Ireland, and 94.4 percent in the Republic of Ireland.

Notable Deaths

1937
Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died in Ormond Beach, Fla.