This Day for You - May 23
1951 - Tibet gets annexed by China which led to the rise of the Tibetan independence movement led by Dalai Lama.
1) 1052 - Philip I of France, king of Franks.
2) 1573 - Jagat Gosain, wife of Jahangir.
3) 1707 - Carolus Linnaeus aka Father of Taxonomy, renowned Swedish botanist, and explorer.
4) 1908 - John Bardeen, American physicist and electrical engineer who was one of the co-inventors of the transistor. He won the Nobel Prize twice in 1956 and 1972.
5) 1923 - Palden Thondup Namgyal, the King of Sikkim.
Events in History:
1) 1430 - Joan of Arc was captured by Burgundians bear Compeigne, France.
2) 1618 - Defenestration of Prague occurred which eventually led to the Thirty Years’ War to break out.
3) 1706 - Anglo Dutch forces won the Battle of Ramillies which was a turning point in the War of the Spanish Succession.
4) 1915 - Italy enters WWI on the Allied side by declaring war on Austria-Hungary.
5) 1934 - The notorious American outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde, were killed in a police shootout in Louisiana.
6) 1984 - Bachendri Pal became the first Indian woman and fifth Indian in the world to scale Mt. Everest. Read her story in the Inspiration 101.
7) 2000 - Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP became the fastest selling rap album in history.