This was 143rd day of the year and 222 days remained in the year.
May 23 in History
Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians and subsequently sold to the English.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began the first passenger service in the United States.
The North West Mounted Police force was formed in Canada. It would later be known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The German Federal Republic came into existence.
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