Today is Saturday, May 23, the 144th day of 2020. There are 222 days left in the year.

Highlight in History

In 1984, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop issued a report saying there was “very solid” evidence linking cigarette smoke to lung disease in non-smokers.

Other events

In 1911, the newly completed New York Public Library was dedicated by President William Howard Taft, Gov. John Alden Dix and Mayor William Jay Gaynor.

In 1915, Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary during World War I.

In 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

In 1945, Nazi official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide by biting into a cyanide capsule while in British custody in Luneburg, Germany.

In 1984, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” starring Harrison Ford, was released by Paramount Pictures.

Today’s Birthdays

Actress Joan Collins is 87. Actor Charles Kimbrough is 84. Former baseball manager Buck Showalter is 64. Actor-comedian-game show host Drew Carey is 62. Actress Lea DeLaria is 62. Author Mitch Albom is 62. Rock musician Phil Selway (Radiohead) is 53. Singer Maxwell is 47. Singer Jewel is 46. Game show contestant Ken Jennings is 46. Actor-comedian Tim Robinson is 39. Movie writer-director Ryan Coogler is 34.

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