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This Day in History: May 23

May 23: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1609 - Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.
  2. 1788 - South Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution as the 8th American state.
  3. 1911 - The New York Public Library is dedicated.
  4. 1958 - Explorer 1 ceases transmission.
  5. 1995 - The first version of the Java programming language is released.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Carl Linnaeus (Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist), Pär Lagerkvist (Swedish author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate), John Bardeen (American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate ), Edward Norton Lorenz (American mathematician and meteorologist), Joshua Lederberg (American biologist, Nobel Prize laureate)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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