On May 23…

1788 – South Carolina, originally named in honor of Charles I of England, became the eighth state of the union.

 

1810 – Author Margaret Fuller, America’s first true feminist, was born in Cambridge, MA.

 

1846 – Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted into the legal profession in the U.S., was born in Burlington, IA.

 

1879 – Iowa State College in Ames, IA, was established as the first veterinary school in the U.S.

1911 – The New York Public Library, the largest marble structure ever built in the U.S., was dedicated in New York City.

 

1934 – Police from Louisiana and Texas killed outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow near Sailes, LA.

 

1949 – Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin lifted the Berlin Blockade.

 

1960 – Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion announced that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann had been captured in Argentina.

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