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This date in history 5-23-2021

This date in history for May 23.

“Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” Winston Churchill.

1701: Captain Kidd is executed.

1777: Meigs Expedition claims sole Patriot victory on Long Island.

1911: New York Public Library dedicated.

1915: Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary.

1934: Police kill famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.

1945: Nazi SS Chief Henrich Himmler dies by suicide.

1949: Federal Republic of Germany established.

1960: High-ranking Nazi official Adolf Eichmann captured.

1960: Deadly tsunami hits Hawaii.

1979: Tom Petty defies record label and files for bankruptcy.

2004: President George W. Bush recovers from bicycle accident.

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