Thursday 23 May 2019


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23 May

1701 : Captain Kidd hanged by the British

On May 23, 1701, the famous Scottish privateer William Captain Kidd is hanged for piracy by the English authorities.
The privateer was wanted for piracy for having taken a ship whose captain was English. Since the ship was sailing under a French pass, Captain Kidd tried to defend his honor and gave himself up to British authorities in New York. The British brought him to England and condemned him for piracy for political reasons.

1934 : Bonnie and Clyde shot by police

On 23 May 1934, the famous outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot by police in Louisiana where they were hiding, after many armed robberies, alone or with accomplices.
Even if they killed 13 people, they are still seen today as Robin-Hood-like romantic figures.
Their life inspired of a film by Arthur Penn in 1967 with Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.

1937 : John D. Rockefeller dies

On May 23, 1937, the oil magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller died at the age of 97. After starting as a clerk he became the richest man in the world and then spent the last 30 years of his life to redistribute a large portion of his fortune.

1949 : Creation of Federal Republic of Germany

On May 23, 1949, the Federal Republic of Germany, better known until the reunification of Germany under the name of West Germany, is created on the areas controlled by the United States, the United Kingdom and France after WW2. In reaction, the Soviet Union established the German Democratic Republic, known by the name of East Germany, in October 1949, in the area it controls.

1960 : Eichmann captured by the Israelis

On 23 May 1960, Israeli Prime Minister announced capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann by the secret service of his country, in Argentina, on May 11. Eichmann was one of the main organizers of the final solution of the Jewish question during the Nazi regime.

1960 : Tsunami hits Hawaii

On May 23, 1960, the tsunami caused by the earthquake of moment magnitude 9.5 in Chile the previous day, hit the coasts of Hawaii, having propagated over the Pacific Ocean at speeds of over 640km/h. Despite the warnings, 61 people were killed by waves of up to 10m high.

: 23 May

John D. Rockefeller
f your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.

: 23 May

Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (1790)
Margaret Fuller, American journalist (1810)
Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (1883)
Herbert Marshall, English actor (1890)
John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel Laureate (1908)
Hlne Boucher, French pilot (1908)
Artie Shaw, American jazz clarinetist and composer (1910)
Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (coined butterfly effect) (1917)
Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1925)
Nigel Davenport, English actor (1928)
Joan Collins, English actress (1933)
Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao, Indian director (1942)
Alan Garca, President of Peru (1949)
Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess grandmaster (1951)
Franois Feldman, French singer (1958)
Drew Carey, American actor (1958)
Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian Formula One racing driver (1972)
Jewel, American singer (1974)
Charlie Yeung, Hong Kong actress (1974)
Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer (1976)
Ilia Kulik, Russian figure skater (1977)
Adam Wylie, American actor (1984)
Ross Wallace, Scottish football player (1985)

Ils nous ont quitt un 23 May

William Kidd, Scottish privateer (1701)
Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian poet (1906)
Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (1934)
Clyde Barrow, American outlaw (1934)
John D. Rockefeller, American oil magnate (1937)
Altiero Spinelli, Italian politician (1986)
Sterling Hayden, American actor (1986)
Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (1991)
Giovanni Falcone, Italian prosecuting magistrate (1992)
Jean Yanne, French actor and director (2003)
Fat-Tone, American rapper (2005)
Roh Moo-hyun, 16th President of South Korea (2009)

: 23 May

Whether a loved one is addicted to cocaine

Cocaine is addictive very quickly. Therefore, it is better to recognize addiction in a relative as soon as possible to cope with before damage become irreversible.
We can start by looking at the person's eyes: if the pupils are very small even at night, we can have some suspicions.
One of the effects of addiction to cocaine, when it is snorted, is the deterioration of the nasal cavity, which causes frequent nosebleeds.
One can also examine the body language: twitching, involuntary movements, nervousness accompanied by feeling of being overpowered.
Then, we can study the excuses that are given for absences, requests for money, delays, all increasingly common.
One effect is joining new circles of friends : the person who takes drugs does not want his friends and parents to realize something, and will seek to get closer to other addicted persons and his dealer.
When in doubt, we should not hesitate to consult a doctor or an association for advice on how to react.


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