On This Day

Historical Events on May 23 (Part 2)

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  • 2010 63rd Cannes Film Festival: "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins the Palme d'Or

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2013 Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 2014 Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria

Music releaseMusic Premiere

2014 "Pauline" a chamber opera by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes premieres at the York Theatre in Vancouver

  • 2015 60th Eurovision Song Contest: Mans Zelmerlow for Sweden wins singing "Heroes" in Vienna
  • 2016 Chinese archaeologists announce findings of earliest use of barley in China to make beer, Shaanxi province 3400-2900 BC
  • 2017 UK raises terror threat level to critical following Manchester bombing

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

2017 US President Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Pope Pope Francis
Pope
Pope Francis
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 Hamburg, Germany, becomes the first city to ban diesel cars on some roads
  • 2018 NFL owners approve new NFL national anthem policy whereby players required to stand if they choose to be on the field for pre-game presentations

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2019 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins re-election in a landslide over the opposition Congress Party, world's largest-ever democratic election with over 600 million voters

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • 2019 More than 170 tornadoes reported in a week in US states of Missouri, Oklahoma and Iowa, killing seven and causing widespread damage
  • 2019 Fifty children rescued from an international paedophile ring on the dark web in Thailand, Australia and the US by Interpol under Operation Blackwrist, main organizer sentenced to 146 years
  • 2019 Six migrant children have now died in US custody in eight months prompting calls for an investigation
  • 2019 Brazilian cosmetics group Natura buys UK's Avon for $2 billion, creating the world's fourth-largest cosmetics company
  • 2019 The last slave ship to smuggle slaves to America from Africa, the Clotilda (sunk 1860), is found in Mobile river, Alabama
  • 2019 Prototype of new high-speed train that will float above the track, capable of travelling 600km an hour (370 mph), unveiled by Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Corporation in Qingdao