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On this day: May 23

POSTED: 10:26 AM PDT May 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 22, 2013 

Joan of Arc is captured in battle, Bonnie and Clyde die in a hail of bullets, "The Shining" hits theaters, golf legend Sam Snead passes away, and Tom Cruise abuses Oprah's couch, all on this day.

OTD May 23 - John D Rockefeller
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1937: American industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, the world's richest man and the first American worth more than $1 billion, dies of arteriosclerosis at the age of 97 in Ormond Beach, Fla. In 1870, Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust.

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