Monday, May 23, 2011

On this day in history-- 5/23/2011

1430 -- Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.

1934 -- bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a police ambush as they were driving a stolen Ford Deluxe along a road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

There is a lot that happened today in history. Namely, one of Henry VIII's divorces (he divorced Catharine of Aragon in 1533), South Carolina became the 8th state to ratify the US Constitution in 1788, Canada invented their Mounties ( Official name being the North West Mounted Police) in 1873, Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in 1915, Rockefeller died in 1937, and Heinrich Himmler committed suicide in imprisonment in Germany in 1945.

Hmm... Since the first fact listed is one about Joan of Arc... I could write up a spotlight on the 100 years' war. Would anyone be interested?


  1. This is awesome stuff reflecting on days in history. I'm not too familiar with the 100 year war besides what I learned from Age of Empires 2, haha. Going to follow!

  2. wow, lotta shit happened on this day. But it's interesting about Joan d'Arc, I didnt know she was caught by the Burgundians, i honestly thought the English got her straight out