May 23rd-This Date In History

May 23 is the 143rd day of the year. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

+ 1430 – Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to raise the Siege of Compiègne.

+ 1846 – Mexican–American War: President Mariano Paredes of Mexico unofficially declares war on the United States.

+ 1998 – The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with roughly 75% voting yes.

+ 2015 – At least 46 people are killed as a result of floods caused by a tornado in Texas and Oklahoma.

(Births )

+ 1910 – Artie Shaw, American clarinet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 2004)

+ 1933 – Joan Collins, English actress

+ 1956 – Buck Showalter, American baseball player, coach, and manager

+ 1958 – Drew Carey, American actor, game show host, and entrepreneur

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