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May 23

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
200717-year-old singer Jordin Sparks becomes the youngest person ever to win FOX-TV's American Idol reality show. 'Beatbox' vocalist Blake Lewis is runner-up.
 
1994  Pulp Fiction wins the best film award at the 47th Cannes Film Festival.
 

1994
Jacqueline Kennedy
 Funeral services are held at Arlington National Cemetary for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1989An estimated one million people in Beijing (and tens of thousands in other Chinese cities) march to demand the resignation of Premier Li Peng.
 
1979Refusing to embrace the sale of his recording contract after a record label merger, rocker Tom Petty files Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to avoid being on the hook for six future albums.
 
1945Nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide while imprisoned in Luneburg, Germany.
 
1944During World War II, Allied forces, bogged down in Anzio, begin a major breakout offensive.
 
1937John D. Rockefeller dies in Ormond Beach, FL.
 
1934Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush in Louisiana.
 
1915Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary during World War I.
 
1873Canada establishes its Northwest Mounted Police force (the "Mounties").
 
1788South Carolina becomes the eighth state to ratify the US Constitution.
 
1701Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and murder.
 
1533The marriage of England's King Henry VIII to Catharine of Aragin is declared null and void.
Did you know? Visit Laurie Sebastian's Royal Paper Dolls website for free paper dolls of all six of Henry VIII's wives ... and King Henry, too!

 
1430Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians, who then sell her to the English.
 

Born today:

1974  Jewel - singer

1958  Drew Carey - comedian, actor

1952  Marvin Hagler - middleweight boxing champ (1980-1985)

1951  Anatoly Karpov - chess champion

1946  David Graham - golfer

1943  John Newcombe - tennis player

1943  Lee May - baseball player

1934  Robert Moog - synthesizer pioneer, inventor

1933  Joan Collins - actress

1931  Barbara Barrie - actress

1928  Nigel Davenport - actor

1928  Rosemary Clooney - singer

1919  Betty Garrett - actress

1912  John Payne - actor

1910  Artie Shaw - clarinetist, bandleader

1910  Scatman Crothers - singer

1890  Herbert Marshall - actor

1883  Douglas Fairbanks - actor

1846  Arabella Mansfield - first woman to obtain a US law degree

1815  Friedrich Mesmer - physician, hypnotist

1810  Margaret Fuller - feminist

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Gemini (The Twins)   Gemini    

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