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On May 23rd, 1960, Israel announced
it had captured former Nazi official Adolf
Eichmann in Argentina. (Eichmann was tried
in Israel, found guilty of crimes against
humanity, and hanged in 1962.)
On this date:
In 1430, Joan of Arc was captured by the
Burgundians, who sold her to the English.
In 1533, the
marriage of England's King Henry the Eighth to
Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
In 1701, Captain
William Kidd was hanged in London after he was
convicted of piracy and murder.
In 1788, South
Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the
United States Constitution.
In 1915, Italy
declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War One.
In 1934, bank
robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot
to death in a police ambush in Bienville Parish,
industrialist John D. Rockefeller died in Ormond
In 1940, Tommy
Dorsey and His Orchestra, the Pied Pipers and
featured soloist Frank Sinatra recorded
"I'll Never Smile Again" in New York
In 1945, Nazi
official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide while
imprisoned in Luneburg, Germany.
In 1998, official
returns showed two convincing "yes"
votes for the Northern Ireland peace accord in
British-linked Northern Ireland and the Republic
Ten years ago: The
Soviet Union unveiled an economic-reform program
that included plans for a national referendum.
Neil Bush, son of the president, denied any
wrongdoing as a director of a failed Denver
savings-and-loan in testimony before Congress.
Five years ago:
The nine-story hulk of the Alfred P. Murrah
Federal Building in Oklahoma City was demolished.
That same day, James Nichols, whose brother and a
friend were charged in the Oklahoma bombing, was
released from federal custody.
One year ago:
Social Democrat Johannes Rau won election to
Germany's largely ceremonial presidency.
Professional wrestler Owen Hart, also known as
"The Blue Blazer," died when he fell 78
feet from a cable as he was being lowered into
the ring at a World Wrestling Federation show in
Kansas City, Missouri. "Rosetta," a
Belgian film, won top honors at the 52nd annual
Cannes Film Festival.
"When you shut one
eye, you do not hear everything."