Historical Events for 23rd May 2024

1568 – The Netherlands declares independence from Spain
1861 – Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession from the Union
1865 – Flag flown at full mast over White House for the first time since Lincoln was shot
1915 – Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary during WW I
1928 – Bomb attack on Italian embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die
1958 – US schools 1st use Cliff’s Notes
1965 – Franz Jonas elected President of Austria
1989 – 3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone
2013 – Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups
2014 – “Pauline” a chamber opera by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes premieres at the York Theatre in Vancouver

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