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On May the 23th
1995 
The Java programming language was officially announced by Sun Microsystems.
1994 
The sci-fi TV series 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' aired its final episode in the USA. It was the most financially successful TV series in the history of syndication.
1951 
Russian chess grandmaster, Anatoly Karpov, was born in Zlatoust, Soviet Union. We was world champion in chess for ten years, before loosing to Garry Kasparov.
1945 
Heinrich Himmler, the notorious head of the Nazi SS, committed suicide while in an Allied prison.
1929 
The first ever talking cartoon of 'Mickey Mouse' was released.
1923 
Belgium's Sabena airlines was launched. It remained in operation for 68 years, up until 2001 when it declared bankruptcy.
1883 
American actor, Douglas Fairbanks, was born in Denver, Colorado. He is considered to have been the first true action hero of the silver screen. In 1919 he was one of the co-founders of United Artists. He was married to fellow actress Mary Pickford, to become what is known as the first Hollywood celebrity marriage. They were separated in 1933.
1430 
Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundian army.
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