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Today is Monday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2022. There are 222 days left in the year.
Today’s moment of history:
On May 23, 1984, Surgeon General K. Everett Coop published a report stating that there was “very hard” evidence of a link between cigarette smoke and lung disease in non-smokers.
In 1430, Jeanne d’Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the British.
In 1533, the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declared the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Catherine of Aragon invalid.
In 1915, Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary during World War I.
In 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot dead in a police ambush in Parish Bienville, Louisiana.
In 1937, industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil Co., died in Ormand Beach, Florida. and the Rockefeller Foundation.
In 1939, the USS Squalus submarine sank during a test dive off the coast of New England. Thirty-two crew members and one civilian were rescued, but another 26 were killed; the submarine was rescued and commissioned by the USS Sailfish.
In 1944, during World War II, Allied troops who had invaded Anzio began a major breakthrough.
In 1945, Nazi official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide by biting a cyanide capsule while in British custody in Lüneburg, Germany.
In 1967, Egypt closed the Strait of Tirana to Israeli shipping, helping unleash a war between Israel and its Arab neighbors the following month.
In 1975, 81-year-old comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabel died in White Plains, New York.
In 2007, President George W. Bush, speaking at the opening of the U.S. Coast Guard, portrayed the Iraq war as a battle between the United States and al Qaeda and said Osama bin Laden was setting up a terrorist cell in Iraq to strike targets in America.
In 2016, during his visit to Asia, President Barack Obama, wanting to banish the shadows of the Vietnam War, lifted the U.S. embargo on arms sales to America’s former enemy. For the second time, prosecutors were unable to hold Baltimore police accountable for the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, as the officer was acquitted in a racially motivated case that sparked riots a year earlier.
Ten years ago: Egypt held the world’s first presidential vote. (Islamist Mohamed Morsi was eventually named the winner after the second round).
Five years ago: President Donald Trump personally called for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, completing a four-day trip to the Middle East. Roger Moore, the star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland at the age of 89.
A year ago, a cable car that took visitors to the top of a mountain overlooking the most picturesque lakes in northern Italy crashed to the ground and fell off a slope, killing 14 people. (The only survivor, a 6-year-old boy, became the subject of a custody battle between family members in Italy and Israel; the Israeli Supreme Court ruled to return him to his relatives in Italy.) A Ryanair jet flying from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in Belarus so that the authorities could arrest a passenger, journalist Raman Protasevich, the main enemy of the authoritarian President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. At 50, Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship in South Carolina and became the oldest major champion in golf history. Children’s author and illustrator Eric Carl, known for the classic “Very Hungry Caterpillar”, died at the age of 91 in Massachusetts.
Today is the 91st birthday of actor Barbara Barry. Actor Joan Collins – 89. Actor Charles Kimbro – 86. International Tennis Hall of Fame John Newcomb – 78. Actor Lauren Chapin – 77. Country singer Judy Rodman – 71 years. Chess Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov – 71. Singer Luke Bloom 67. Former baseball manager Baku Showoltar 66. Game actor and comedian Drew Carrie – 64. Actor Lee Delaria – 64. Country singer Shelley West – 64. Auto. Actor Linden Ashby 62. Actor-model Karen Duffy is 61 years old. Actor Melissa McBride – 57. Rock musician Phil Salway (Radiohead) – 55. Actor Laurel Hollaman – 54. Rock musician Matt Flynn (Maroon 5) – 52. Country singer Brian McComas – 50. Actor John Palon-50. 49. Singer Jewel 48. Game showman Ken Jennings 48. Actor Lomonica Gareth 47. Actor DJ Cotron 42. Actor Lane Harrison 42. Comedian Tim Robinson 41 years old. Actor Adam Wiley is 38 years old. Screenplay and director Ryan Kugler 36. Golf r Morgan Pressel – 34. Actor Albert Frese – 33. Folk / pop singer / songwriter Sarah Yarash (juh-ROHZ ‘) – 31 years old.
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