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Monday, May 23, 2005

On this Day

Monday, May 23rd
The 143rd day of 2005
There are 222 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

On May 23, 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, La. (Go to article)

On May 23, 1875, Alfred Sloan, the American philanthropist who headed General Motors for more than a quarter of a century, was born. Following his death on Feb. 17, 1966, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obituary)

On May 23, 1874, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about a federal government scandal. (See the cartoon and read an explanation)

The New York Times