On this day: May 23

POSTED: 10:26 AM PDT May 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 22, 2016 

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 - Auto-Lite Strike
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American Federation of Labor

1934: The Toledo Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo," which becomes a five-day running battle between roughly 6,000 workers and 1,300 members of the Ohio National Guard. The clash left two strikers dead and more than 200 people injured. The strike itself, which was began on April 12 by American Federation of Labor workers against the Electric Auto-Lite company of Toledo, would last until June 3.


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