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Calendar for May 23rd, 2013

Died 1701: Captain William Kidd hanged in London

Born 1707: Carolus Linnaeus (botanist)

1785: Benjamin Franklin created his own pair of bifocals

1788: South Carolina was admitted to the Union as the 8th state

1873: North-West mounted police formed (now Canadian Royal Mounted Police)

Born 1883: Douglas Fairbanks (actor)

Born 1910: Artie Shaw (bandleader)

Born 1928: Rosemary Clooney (singer)

Born 1931: Barbara Barrie (actress)

Born 1933: Joan Collins (actress)

Born 1934: Robert Moog (inventor)

Died 1937: John D. Rockerfeller (entrepreneur)

1938: Actor Errol Flynn appeared on the cover of LIFE Magazine

Born 1958: Drew Carey (actor; host of The Price is Right)

Born 1958: Mitch Albom (author)

1967: Queen Juliana of the Netherlands laid the cornerstone of the tower housing the Netherlands Centennial Carillon in Victoria, British Columbia

Born 1974: Ken Jennings (won 74 straight games on Jeopardy! game show in 2004)

Born 1974: Jewel (musician)

Died 2002: Sam Snead (golfer)

2004: Five people were killed, when a large part of the roof of a new terminal collapsed at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport in France

2007: Hugh Laurie was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

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