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  • On This Day: What happened on 23 May?

    On This Day: What happened on 23 May?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 23 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


    2017 | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced martial law in Mindanao, following the Maute attack in Marawi.

    2016 | Two suicide bombings, carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, killed at least 45 people expected to serve in the army in Aden, Yemen.

    2014 | Seven people, including a criminal, were killed and 14 others injured in a massacre near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    2016 | Eight bombings were carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Jableh and Tartus, the coastal cities of Syria. One hundred and eighty-four people were killed and about 200 people injured.

    2013 | The Interstate 5 highway bridge over the Skagit River collapsed on Mount Vernon, Washington.

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    1942 | Romanian philosopher, author, and academic, Gabriel Liiceanu.

    1966 | Zimbabwean-English cricketer and coach, Graeme Hick.

    1964 | Swiss lawyer and politician, Ruth Metzler.

    1948 | French actress, director, and producer, Myriam Boyer.

    1996 | Ghanaian footballer, Emmanuel Boateng.


    2014 | Indian cricketer, Madhav Mantri, 93.

    2006 | Polish footballer and manager, Kazimierz Górski, 85.

    1991 | Belgian academic and politician, 50th Prime Minister of Belgium, Jean Van Houtte, 84.

    2014 | Russian linguist and academic, Mikhail Egorovich Alekseev, 65.

    1994 | Norwegian poet, Olav Hauge, 86.



    1954 | On this day, England were beaten 7-1 by Hungary in Budapest, a result that is still a record of England’s international defeat.


    2003 | “Bruce Almighty” was released on this day in the United States for the first time.


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