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MAY 23

1734 Friedrich Anton Mesmer (German Physician; Developed Use of Hypnosis) German Scientists and Mathematicians Medicine Psychology
Sports Figures
1943 John Newcombe (Australian Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) Australian Sports Figures Tennis Hall of Fame
1951 Anatoliy Karpov (Russian World Chess Champion) Russia Chess
1952 Marvin Hagler (New Jersey-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) New Jersey Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Notable African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2002 Sam Snead (Virginia-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Virginia Performing Artists Golf Hall of Fame New York Times
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1878 In Wisconsin, Tornadoes Devastate Three Counties, Killing Two People Wisconsin Tornado Death Wisconsin Historical Society
1928 Fritz von Opel Uses 24 Sander Rockets to Reach 200 kph in His Opel-Rak II Experimental Rocket Car German Scientists & Inventors Automobile Racing Spaceline
1931 Police Shut Down a Dance Marathon/Walkathon in Spanaway, Washington Washington Dance History Link
1958 Wilt Chamberlain Announces He Is Leaving the University of Kansas to Join the Harlem Globetrotters Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Hall of Fame University of Kansas Basketball Harlem Globetrotters New York Times
1968 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 3 on New Zealand's South Island New Zealand Earthquakes Death USGS

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