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Know what happened on 23rd May


Importance of 23rd May in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 23rd May special in the world history.

1998
In a referendum, the people of Northern Ireland accepted the Good Friday Agreement, with 75% voting in favour of a N. Ireland Assembly.
Ireland
1993
British nurse Beverley Allitt was convicted of 13 charges of murder and grievous bodily harm to children in her care.
Great Britain
1969
British rock band The Who released Tommy, the first rock opera
Great Britain
1949
The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) was established
Germany
1934
Birth of Robert Moog, American electrical engineer, inventor of the electronic music synthesizer
United States
1934
Death of American bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who were shot and killed in a police ambush while driving a stolen car in Louisiana
United States
1928
Birth of Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress .
United States
1908
Death of François Coppée, French poet and novelist .
France
1908
Birth of John Bardeen, American physicist, double Nobel Prize winner .
United States
1883
Birth of Douglas Fairbanks, American film actor and producer .
United States
1807
Birth of Samuel Warren, British lawyer, Member of Parliament and author of bestselling Ten Thousand a-Year, first serialised in Blackwood's Magazine, 1839-41.
Great Britain
1707
Death of George Farquhar, Irish playwright who wrote The Recruiting Officer and The Beaux' Stratagem in the last two years of his life.
Ireland
1706
Battle of Ramillies, a battle in the War of Spanish Succession won by the English, Dutch and Danish forces.
Spain
1701
Death of Captain William Kidd, hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and murdering William Moore.
Great Britain
1609
The Second Charter of Virginia was officially ratified
United States
1533
Henry VIII's marriage with Catherine of Aragon officially declared annulled
Great Britain
1498
Death of Girolamo Savonarola, burnt at the stake in Florence on the orders of the Pope.
Italy
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