The Daily News | May 23

First railroad chapel car dedicated (Evangel, Cincinnati), 1891
Sterling Hayden, actor, died, 1986
Canada’s North West Mounted Police force was established, 1873
Elmore James, blues musician, 1963
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death by police, 1934
Two Yetis sighted, Mount Everest, 1953
Mary Ashton Livermore, American women’s suffrage leader, died, 1905
First cross-country auto trip began, 1903
Five Cardinals batted without the Reds catcher handling a pitch, 1954
South Carolina became the 8th US state, 1788
The Bab (prophet-herald of the Baha’i Faith) announced Himself, 1844
Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, 1430
Buddy, Jean, and Haywood become partners owning the Boston Red Sox, 1978
The submarine Squalus sunk off New Hampshire, 1939
First black awarded the US Congressional Medal of Honor (William Carney), 1900
Christopher “Kit” Carson, frontiersman, died, 1868
Mason Locke Weems, inventor of Washington and the cherry tree fable, died, 1825
Henrik Ibsen, playwright (“Peer Gynt”), died, 1906
The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon declared null and void, 1533
Israeli agents captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, 1960
The Washington Post reported that Elizabeth Ray was Representative Wayne Hays’ mistress, 1976
Presbyterian General Assembly accepts women ministers, 1955
US Surgeon General Everett Koop said evidence showed lung disease could result from nonsmokers’ exposure to smoking, 1984
Captain William Kidd was hanged for piracy and murder, 1701