May 23 is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year.
1977: Dutch children held hostage More than 100 children and six teachers are taken hostage in a primary school in northern Holland.
On May 23, 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.
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On This Date MAY 23
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 being 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.
1915 Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.
1937 Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died at age 97.
1945 Nazi official and SS chief Heinrich Himmler committed suicide while imprisoned in Luneburg, Germany.
1949 The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) was established.
1960 Israel announced it had captured former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
1969 The Who's rock-opera album "Tommy" was released.====
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8 YO "CRUSADER" KILLED
Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos from Leyland killed in Manchester Arena attack, Lancashire County Council says https://t.co/qeqO0ykx0G
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) May 23, 2017
ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester concert bombing but gives no evidence, US counter-terrorism source says https://t.co/GXJnjaO4uB pic.twitter.com/FvwgJsMybF— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 23, 2017
President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed those behind the Manchester attack as "evil losers" and reiterated his call to drive out terrorists.
"I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families, so many families, of the victims. We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom," Trump said, in his first comment on the Monday night attack at a concert Manchester, England.
North Korea says missile ready for mass production, U.S. questions progress https://t.co/S7jedNhRxU— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 23, 2017
Two men publicly caned in Indonesia for having gay sex
An Indonesian man is publicly caned for having gay sex, in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta. (Reuters).
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India 'bombs Pakistan army posts' in Kashmir https://t.co/yTFPHUwbad— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 23, 2017
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