May 23 Holidays

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<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/jewel" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/7622a8c4-5923-4fe0-20d7-689d0f6e7000/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Jewel" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Pop Singer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/jewel" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Jewel</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/drew-carey" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/314461de-5890-4299-5cb2-9cab4ab17600/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Drew Carey" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Game Show Host</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/drew-carey" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Drew Carey</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/james-charles" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/a6b40891-3b41-43cb-213b-a2a7a4d49f00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="James Charles" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Instagram Star</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/james-charles" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">James Charles</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/bray-wyatt" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/74fcf85d-6e51-44f3-cc47-2bcc78816900/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Bray Wyatt" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Wrestler</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/bray-wyatt" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Bray Wyatt</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/steve-lacy" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/c76c1a43-670e-4802-799f-6a5969ede900/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Steve Lacy" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Music Producer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/steve-lacy" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Steve Lacy</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/jason-nash" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/14d8aaac-37cb-4a9a-2df5-073872b63700/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Jason Nash" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Comedian</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/jason-nash" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Jason Nash</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1430</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Joan of Arc Taken Prisoner</div><div class='timeline-text'>Noted French heroine Joan of Arc is captured in the Siege of Compiègne.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1498</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>End of Savonarola</div><div class='timeline-text'>The influential friar Girolamo Savonarola is executed in Florence.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1609</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Second Virginia Charter Ratified</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Second Virginia Charter is officially ratified, paving the way for further English exploration.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1618</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Beginning of the Thirty Years' War</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Thirty Years' War, a pivotal conflict in European history, begins with the Second Defenestration of Prague.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1788</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>South Carolina Joins the Union</div><div class='timeline-text'>South Carolina becomes the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, joining the fledgling United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1911</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>New York Public Library Opens</div><div class='timeline-text'>The New York Public Library, one of the largest public library systems in the world, is dedicated and opened to the public.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1934</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>End of Infamous Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde</div><div class='timeline-text'>Notorious American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed and killed by law enforcement in Louisiana.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Java Programming Language Released</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Java programming language, which revolutionized software development, is released in its first version.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Kyoto Protocol Threshold Met</div><div class='timeline-text'>With ratification by Iceland, the threshold "55 parties clause" of the Kyoto Protocol is reached, triggering its enactment.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2022</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Change of Leadership in Australia</div><div class='timeline-text'>Anthony Albanese of the Australian Labor Party is sworn in as the 31st Prime Minister of Australia after a victorious election.</div></div></div>

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