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.
Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.
The marriage of England's King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
Captain William Kidd was hanged in London after he was convicted of piracy and murder.
South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U. S. Constitution.
Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established.
The New York Public Library had its origins with an agreement combining the city's existing Astor and Lenox libraries.
Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.
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.
Nazi official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide while imprisoned in Luneburg, Germany.
Israel announced it had captured former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
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.
Iranians elected a moderate president, Mohammad Khatami, over hard-liners in the ruling Muslim clergy.
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.
Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died in Ormond Beach, Fla.