On This Day..... May 23

MAY 23RD

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LUCKY PENNY DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TAFFY DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ARTIE SHAW (1910-2004)
  • ROSEMARY CLOONEY (1928-2002)
  • JOAN COLLINS (1933, 85)
  • MARVIN HAGLER (1952, 66)
  • DREW CAREY (1958, 60)
  • JEWEL KILCHER (1974, 44)
  • KEN JENNINGS (1974, 44)
  • RYAN COOGLER (1986, 32)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1430, JOAN OF ARC IS CAPTURED AND SOLD TO THE ENGLISH
  • IN 1701, CAPTAIN WILLIAM KIDD IS HANGED FOR PIRACY IN LONDON
  • IN 1774, THE CHESTERTOWN TEA PARTY TAKES PLACE IN CHESTERTOWN, MARYLAND
  • IN 1785, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ANNOUNCES HE HAS INVENTED BIFOCALS
  • IN 1788, SOUTH CAROLINA IS THE 8TH STATE TO RATIFY THE CONSTITUTION
  • IN 1853, BUENOS AIRES GAINES INDEPENDENCE FROM ARGENTINA. IT WOULD REJOIN THE NATION SIX YEARS LATER
  • IN 1862, GENERAL STONEWALL JACKSON DEFEATS FORT ROYAL IN VIRGINIA DURING THE VALLEY CAMPAIGN
  • IN 1863, THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH IS FORMED
  • IN 1867, JESSE JAMES KILLS TWO PEOPLE AND STEALS $4000 FROM A BANK IN RICHMOND, MISSOURI
  • IN 1873, CANADA FORMS THE “NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE”, RENAMED THE ROYAL MOUNTED POLICE IN 1904
  • IN 1883, A BASEBALL TEAM OF ONE ARMED PLAYERS (THE SNORKEYS) DEFEATS A TEAM OF ONE LEGGED PLAYERS (THE HOPPERS) IN PHILADELPHIA BY A SCORE OF 33-17
  • IN 1908, 16 PEOPLE FALL OUT OF A DIRIGIBLE WHEN IT EXPLODES OVER SAN FRANCISCO BAY, ALTHOUGH NONE OF THEM DIE
  • IN 1911, THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILDING ON 5TH AVENUE IS DEDICATED
  • IN 1922, WALT DISNEY INCORPERATES “LAUGH-O-GRAM FILMS”, A PRECUROR TO WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
  • IN 1924, THE NATIONAL RETAIL DRY GOODS ASSOCIATION OFFICIALLY NAMES ARTIFICIAL SILK “RAYON”
  • IN 1934, BONNIE PARKER AND CLYDE BARROW ARE KILLED BY POLICE IN LOUISIANA
  • IN 1934, DU PONT INVENTS NYLON, WHICH IS INITIALLY USES TO MAKE TOOTHBRUSH BRISTLES
  • IN 1937, JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER DIES AT 97
  • IN 1945, THE NAZI GOVERNMENT OF GERMANY IS FORMALLY DISSOLVED AS ALLIED TROOPS ARREST THE REMAINING NAZI OFFICIALS IN THE FLENSBURG GOVERNMENT
  • IN 1945, HEINRICH HIMMLER COMMITS SUICIDE IN ALLIED CUSTODY AT 44
  • IN 1949, THE AMERICAN, BRITISH AND FRENCH OCCUPIED ZONES OFFICIALLY JOIN TO CREATE THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF WEST GERMANY
  • IN 1951, THE CHINESE SIGN THE SEVENTEEN POINT AGREEMENT FO THE PEACEFUL LIBERATION OF TIBET, WHICH FORMALLY ESTABLISHES CHINESE SOVEREIGNTY
  • IN 1953, EUNICE SHRIVER MARRIES SARGENT SHRIVER AT ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
  • IN 1958, THE FIRST EDITION OF CLIFF’S NOTES BEGIN BEING USED IN SCHOOLS
  • IN 1958, MAO ZEDONG BEGINS THE “GREAT LEAP FORWARD” IN CHINA
  • IN 1960, ISRAEL ANNOUNCES THE CAPTURE OF ADOLF EICHMANN IN ARGENTINA
  • IN 1960, THE EVERLY BROTHERS HIT #1 FOR FIVE WEEKS WITH “CATHY’S CLOWN”
  • IN 1962, A 12 YEAR OLD BOY IS THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL RECIPIENT OF A RE-ATTACHED HUMAN LIMB WHEN HIS RIGHT ARM IS REIMPLANTED ON HIS BODY
  • IN 1966, THE BEATLES RELEASE “PAPERBACK WRITER”
  • IN 1969, THE WHO DEBUTS THE ROCK OPERA “TOMMY”
  • IN 1970, 26 YEAR OLD JOHN KERRY MARRIES JULIA STIMSON THORNE
  • IN 1970, PAUL MCCARTNEY’S FIRST SOLO ALBUM “MCCARTNEY” GOES TO #1 IN THE US WHILE THE BEATLES FINAL ALBUM “LET IT BE” IS #1 IN ENGLAND
  • IN 1973, SAN FRANCISCO PASSED A BAN ON ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS IN PUBLIC TO PREVENT THE BAND JEFFERSON AIRPLANE FROM GIVING A FREE CONCERT IN GOLDEN GATE PARK, INSPIRING THEM TO WRITE THE SONG “WE BUILT THIS CITY”
  • IN 1975, MOMS MABLEY DIES AT 81
  • IN 1978, THE AMERICAN LEAGUE APPROVES THE TRANSFER OF THE BOSTON RED SOX TO JEAN YAWKEY AFTER HER HUSBAND TOM’S DEATH TWO YEARS EARLIER
  • IN 1979, THE WHO PREMIERES THE DOCUMENTARY “THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT”
  • IN 1979, TOM PETTY FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY
  • IN 1984, STEPHEN SPIELBERG RELEASES “INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM”
  • IN 1985, PRESIDENT REAGAN BESTOWS THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF HONOR ON FRANK SINATRA AND MOTHER TERESA
  • IN 1988, MARYLAND PASSES A LAW BANNING “SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS”, A VERSION OF A CHEAP HAND GUN, IN THE FIRST MODERN GUN BAN LAW
  • IN 1991, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED CLINICS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DISCUSS ABORTION
  • IN 1991, MICHAEL LAVINE TOOK THE FAMOUS COVER PHOTO OF NIRVANA’S NEVERMIND. 
  • SEVERAL BABIES WERE AUDITIONED BEFORE SPENCER ELDON WAS USED
  • IN 1992, PRESIDENT BUSH USES THE COAST GUARD TO INTERCEPT REFUGEE BOATS FROM HAITI
  • IN 1994, THE SYNDICATED “STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION” AIRS ITS FINAL EPISODE
  • IN 1994, QUENTIN TARANTINO’S “PULP FICTION” WINS THE GRAND PRIZE AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
  • IN 2000, EMINEM RELEASES HIS THIRD ALBUM, “THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP” WHICH SETS THE RECORD FOR THE FASTEST SELLING ALBUM EVER
  • IN 2003, THE PHRASE “JUMPING THE COUCH” COMES TO MEAN GOING CRAZY IN A PUBLIC SETTING AFTER AN EPISODE OF “OPRAH” AIRS WHERE TOM CRUISE JUMPS UP AND DOWN ON HER COUCH RAVING ABOUT BEING IN LOVE WITH KATIE HOLMES
  • IN 2010, ABC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “LOST”
  • IN 2016, AMBER HEARD FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM JOHNNY DEPP
  • IN 2017, ROGER MOORE DIES AT 89
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP MEETS POPE FRANCIS AT THE VATICAN

Comments

title

Content Goes Here

This ad will close in X seconds.