May 23 in Pop Culture History

May 23 in Pop Culture History

1701 – Scottish-born sea captain William Kidd was hanged on the banks of the Thames after being found guilty of piracy and murder.

1911 – The New York Public Library was dedicated.

1920 – Joan of Arc was canonized by Pope Benedict XV.

1922 – Abie’s Irish Rose (Broadway Play) Opened on May 23, 1922 and Closed: October 1, 1927

1934 – Bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde were shot …