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Temaskimi River, River Valley, Ontario

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R.C.M.P. Musical Ride, Fort McLeod, Alberta

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Today (or Any Day) in History

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May 23

Today in History

1430: Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne & sold to the British

1498: Vasco da Gama is first European to reach India by sea

1701: Captain William Kidd is hanged for piracy

1865: Flag flown at full staff over White House, 1st time since Lincoln shot

1900: Forgotten Civil War hero honored: Sergeant William Harvey Carney is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor

1934: Bonnie and Clyde are gunned down

1956: World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, SF

1960: Eichmann captured

1988: Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990

Notable Births

1883: Douglas Fairbanks (Julius Ullman) (actor: The Duke's Jester, The Americano, He Comes Up Smiling, The Mollycoddle, The Mark of Zorro, The Three Musketeers, Robin Hood, The Thief of Bagdad, The Black Pirate, The Gaucho; formed United Artists with D.W. Griffith & Charlie Chaplin)

1890: Herbert Marshall (actor: The Little Foxes, The Painted Veil, The Razor's Edge, The Underworld Story, The Virgin Queen; radio serial: A Man Called X)

1910: Scatman (Benjamin) Crothers (entertainer)

1910: Artie Shaw (Arshawsky) (musician: clarinet: bandleader: Begin The Beguine, Indian Love Call, Frenesi, Summit Ridge Drive, My Little Nest of Heavenly Blue, Back Bay Shuffle, Traffic Jam, Nightmare, The Blues, They Say, Thanks for Ev'rything, Stardust, Dancing in the Dark, Concerto for Clarinet, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, Any Old Time)

1912: John Payne (actor: Miracle on 34th Street, The Razor's Edge, Springtime in the Rockies, Tin Pan Alley, To the Shores of Tripoli)

1919: Betty Garrett (actress: All in the Family, LaVerne & Shirley, My Sister Eileen, On the Town, Take Me Out to the Ball Game)

1920: Helen O'Connell (singer: Green Eyes, Amapola, Tangerine; married to bandleader, Frank DeVol)

1928: Rosemary Clooney (singer: Hey There, Come On-A My House, This Ole House, Bye Bye Blackbird; actress: White Christmas, Deep in My Heart, Red Garters, Mangos, The Rosemary Clooney Show; aunt of ER's George Clooney; sister of Nick Clooney, TV news anchor)

1928: Nigel Davenport (actor: A Man for All Seasons, Chariots of Fire, Nighthawks, Picture of Dorian Gray)

1929: Julian Euell (jazz musician)

1931: Barbara Barrie (Berman) (actress: Barney Miller, Backstairs at the Whitehouse, Private Benjamin, Two of a Kind)

1933: Joan Collins (actress: Dynasty, The Stud; appeared in Playboy at age 50; sister of writer, Jackie Collins)

1934: Dr. Robert Moog (electronics inventor: Moog synthesizer)

1943: Lee May (baseball)

1943: John Newcombe (tennis champion: Australian Open [1973, 1975], Wimbledon [1967, 1970, 1971], U.S. Open [1967, 1973])

1945: Lauren Chapin (actress: Father Knows Best)

1945: Bob Rowe (football)

1946: David Graham (Australia's golf champion: U.S. Open [1981], PGA [1979])

1948: Reggie Cleveland (baseball)

1952: Marvelous Marvin Hagler (International Boxing Hall of Famer: world middleweight champion [1980-1985])

1952: Butch Metzger (baseball: NL Rookie of the Year: San Diego Padres pitcher)

Notable Deaths

1937: John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla

1968: James Burke, actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81

1996: Dorothy Hyson, actress (Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81

2002: Golf legend "Slammin' Sammy" Snead dies at age 89

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