Tuesday, May 23, 2023

History for May 23

History for May 23 - On-This-Day.com
Drew Carey 1958 - Actor, game show host
  • 1533 - Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
  • 1618 - The Thirty Years War began when three opponents of the Reformation were thrown through a window.
  • 1785 - Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter that he had invented bifocals.
  • 1879 - The first U.S. veterinary school was established by Iowa State University.
  • 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.
  • 1922 - "Daylight Saving Time" was debated in the first debate ever to be heard on radio in Washington, DC.
  • 1985 - Thomas Patrick Cavanagh was sentenced to life in prison for trying to sell Stealth bomber secrets to the Soviet Union. (Released 2001!)

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