Bonnie and Clyde shot – Chicago Tribune

Today is Thursday, May 23, the 144th day of the year 2024. There are 222 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight of the story:

On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot during a police raid in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

On this date:

In 1430, Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.

In 1533, the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Catherine of Aragon was annulled by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer.

In 1915, Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.

In 1937, industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of the Standard Oil Co. and the Rockefeller Foundation, died in Ormond Beach, Florida, at the age of 97.

In 1939, the Navy submarine USS Squalus sank off the coast of New England during a test dive. 32 crew members and one civilian were rescued, but 26 others died. The submarine was salvaged and recommissioned as USS Sailfish.

In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces trapped in Anzio began a major breakout offensive.

(In 1945, Nazi official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide in British custody in Lüneburg by biting into a cyanide capsule

In 1967, Egypt closed the Strait of Tiran to Israeli shipping, an action that contributed to the war between Israel and its Arab neighbors the following month.

In 1975, comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley, 81, died in White Plains, New York.

In 1984, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop published a report stating that there was “very solid” evidence linking cigarette smoke to lung disease in nonsmokers.

In 2007, President George W. Bush, in a closing speech to the U.S. Coast Guard, portrayed the Iraq War as a battle between the United States and al-Qaeda and claimed that Osama bin Laden was building a terrorist cell in Iraq to attack targets in America.

In 2013, the Boy Scouts of America opened its ranks to gay scouts, but not to gay scout leaders.

In 2016, prosecutors failed for a second time in their attempt to hold Baltimore police accountable for the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, as an officer was acquitted in the racially motivated case that sparked unrest a year earlier .

In 2017, Roger Moore, the star of seven James Bond films, died in Switzerland at the age of 89.

In 2018, NFL owners approved a new policy that allows players to protest during the national anthem by remaining in the locker room, but prohibits players from sitting or kneeling on the field.

In 2021, a cable car carrying visitors to a mountaintop overlooking northern Italy’s most picturesque lakes crashed to the ground and tumbled down a slope, killing 14 people.

In 2022, President Joe Biden said the U.S. would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan. It was one of the president’s strongest statements in support of Taiwan’s self-rule in decades.

Birthdays today: Actress Barbara Barrie is 93. Actress Joan Collins is 91. International Tennis Hall of Fame member John Newcombe is 80. Actress Lauren Chapin is 79. Country singer Judy Rodman is 73. Chess grandmaster Anatoly Karpov is 73. Singer Luka Bloom is 69. Baseball manager Buck Showalter is 68. Actor, comedian and game show host Drew Carey is 66. Actress Lea DeLaria is 66. Country singer Shelly West is 66. Author Mitch Albom is 66. Actor Linden Ashby is 64. Actress and model Karen Duffy is 63. Actress Melissa McBride is 59. Rock musician Phil Selway (Radiohead) is 57. Actress Laurel Holloman is 56. Rock musician Matt Flynn (Maroon 5) is 54. Country singer Brian McComas is 52. Actor John Pollono is 52. Singer Maxwell is 51 . Singer Jewel is 50. “Jeopardy!” host Ken Jennings is 50. Actress LaMonica Garrett is 49. Actor DJ Cotrona is 44. Actor Lane Garrison is 44. Actor and comedian Tim Robinson is 43. Actor Adam Wylie is 40. Screenwriter and director Ryan Coogler is 38. Golfer Morgan Pressel is 36. Actor Alberto Frezza is 35. Folk/pop singer and songwriter Sarah Jarosz is 33.