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  • Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
    Monday May 23, 1904

    The Wright brothers

    First Flight attempt (Flyer)

    Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
    Monday May 23, 1904

    In 1904 the Wrights built the Flyer II. They decided to avoid the expense of travel and bringing supplies to the Outer Banks and set up an airfield at Huffman Prairie, a cow pasture eight miles (13 km) northeast of Dayton. They received permission to use the field rent-free from owner and bank president Torrance Huffman. They invited reporters to their first flight attempt of the year on May 23, on the condition that no photographs be taken.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 23, 1995

    Java (programming language)

    Originally Developed

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 23, 1995

    On 23 May 1995, Java was originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems and released as a core component of Sun Microsystems' Java platform.




  • California, U.S.
    Thursday May 23, 2013

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Pearl Fernandez and Isauro Aguirre were arrested

    California, U.S.
    Thursday May 23, 2013

    On May 23, 2013, Pearl Fernandez and Isauro Aguirre were arrested; Fernandez was arrested for felony child endangerment while Aguirre was arrested for attempted murder.




  • Monroe Township, New Jersey, U.S.
    Saturday May 23, 2015

    John Forbes Nash Jr.: A Beautiful Mind

    Death

    Monroe Township, New Jersey, U.S.
    Saturday May 23, 2015

    On May 23, 2015, Nash and his wife died in a car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike near Monroe Township, New Jersey. They had been on their way home from the airport after a visit to Norway, where Nash had received the Abel Prize, when their taxicab driver, Tark Girgis, lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail. Both passengers were ejected from the car upon impact. State police revealed that it appeared neither passenger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. At the time of his death, the 86-year-old Nash was a longtime resident of West Windsor Township, New Jersey. He is survived by his two sons, John Charles Martin Nash who lived with his parents at the time of their death, and the older, John Stier.




  • U.S.
    Monday May 23, 2016

    Chumlee

    Chumlee was charged with 20 felony counts

    U.S.
    Monday May 23, 2016

    On May 23, 2016, Chumlee was charged with 20 felony counts, including drug and weapons charges. David Chesnoff, Russell's lawyer, confirmed that the reality TV star pled guilty to a felony weapons charge (unlawful possession of a firearm) and a gross misdemeanor of attempted drug possession in a deal which calls for three years of probation and counseling.




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