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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 - Carl Linnaeus
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1707: Botanist and explorer Carl Linnaeus, who was the first to establish a precise biological classification, with a uniform system for naming organisms by genus and species, is born in the village of Råshult in Småland, Sweden.

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