Saturday, May 23, 2020
History for May 23 - On-This-Day.com
Margaret Fuller (Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli) 1810 - Journalist, critic, women's rights activist,
Douglas Fairbanks 1883 - Actor, Scatman Crothers (Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers) 1910 - Actor, musician, singer, dancer
Joan Collins 1933 - Actress ("Dynasty"), Lauren Chapin 1945 - Actress ("Father Knows Best"), Drew Carey 1958 - Actor, game show host
1900 - Civil War hero Sgt. William H. Carney became the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, 37 years after the Battle of Fort Wagner.
1934 - In Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers. The bank robbers were riding in a stolen Ford Deluxe.