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23 May

844 – Spain – Battle of Clavijo (legend). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Clavijo

853 – Egypt – Sacking of Damietta ended (Arab-Byzantine Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sack_of_Damietta_(853)

1430 – France – Siege of Compiègne. http://www.sparknotes.com/biography/joanofarc/section8.rhtml

1498 – Italy – Girolamo Savonarola burned at stake in Florence. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Compi%C3%A8gne

1533 – England – Marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon declared null and void. http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/did-henry-viii-commit-bigamy-when-he-married-anne-boleyn/

1547 – Holy Roman Empire – Schmalkaldic War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schmalkaldic_War

1555 – Rome – Cardinal Giovanni Pietro Carafa became Pope Paul IV. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Paul_IV

1568 – Low Countries – Eighty Years’ War / Dutch War of Independence began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighty_Years%27_War

1568 – Netherlands – Battle of Heiligerlee (Eighty Years’ War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Heiligerlee_(1568)

1592 – Korea – Imjin War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasions_of_Korea_(1592%E2%80%9398)

1618 – Europe – Thirty Years’ War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Years%27_War


1701 – GB – Captain William Kidd hanged in London for piracy. https://youtu.be/FshwphTQNr4 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/Captain-William-Kidd/

1706 – Belgium – Battle of Ramillies. http://www.britishbattles.com/spanish-succession/battle-ramillies.htm

1788 – USA – South Carolina became 8th State. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Carolina

1793 – France – Battle of Famars (Flanders Campaign – War of the First Coalition). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Famars

1873 – Canada – North-West Mounted Police established. http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/hist/index-eng.htm

1915 – Italy – Declared war on Austria-Hungary (WWI).

1923 – UK – Stanley Baldwin became Prime Minister (Conservative). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/stanley-Baldwin

1928 – Germany – SGTA plane crashed at Köhn-Butzweilerhof Airfield, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19280523-0


1934 – USA – Bonnie and Clyde killed in Black Lack, Louisiana. https://youtu.be/cRYp6Xos79k WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/history/famous-cases/bonnie-and-clyde

1934 – USA – Battle of Toledo began (Auto-Lite Strike). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto-Lite_strike#The_.22Battle_of_Toledo.22


1939 – USA – Submarine USS Squalus sank off coast of New Hampshire, 24 killed. http://youtu.be/FQB366P2vq0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.fleetsubmarine.com/ss-192.html

1940 – France – RAF plane shot down at Arques, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19400523-4

1942 – Burma – Battle of Hsipaw-Mook Highway (Yunnan-Burma Road Campaign – WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yunnan-Burma_Road

1944 – Myanmar – USAAF plane crashed near Myitkyina, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440523-2

1945 – Germany – Heinrich Himmler committed suicide (WWII). https://youtu.be/k3fLixLMGXE WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Himmler

1945 – USA – USAAF plane crashed at Knollwood Airport, NC, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450523-1

1945 – Italy – USAAF plane crashed at Taillefontaine, 44 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450523-2

1948 – Israel – Israel Air Force plane crashed near Latrun, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480523-0

1951 – Tibet/China – Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet signed. http://www.cfr.org/world/seventeen-point-plan-peaceful-liberation-tibet/p16006

1951 – USA – USAF plane crashed near New Lisbon, IN, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510523-0

1982 – Falkland Islands – Operation Sutton ended (Falklands War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Sutton

2004 – France – Part of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport’s Terminal 2E collapsed, 4 killed. https://youtu.be/8iNm8N7pMRA  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3739715.stm

2006 – Alaska – Mount Cleveland erupted. http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cleveland.html


2013 – USA – Interstate 5 Bridge, Mount Vernon, Washington collapsed. https://youtu.be/nhgfGESzOy4 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/24/18456081-cars-drivers-plunge-into-river-after-wash-i-5-bridge-collapse?lite

2014 – USA – Gunman in Santa Barbara, 7 killed. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/24/drive-by-shooting-near-uc-santa-barbara-leaves-seven-dead

2016 – Yemen – Aden bombing. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/23/yemen-suicide-bombers-kill-scores-in-aden

2016 – Yemen – Jableh & Tartus bombing. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/23/explosions-hit-syrian-coastal-cities

York

1823 – Stone built well found in Thursday Market, dated back to 1688.

1919 – Canteen for Servicemen at York Station closed. http://blog.nrm.org.uk/how-4-%C2%BD-million-servicemen-drank-tea-at-york-station/