This Day in History: 0000-05-23

23 May – Captain William Kidd, a British privateer, was hanged as a pirate in London (1701).
23 May – Italy defected from its alliance with Germany and declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War 1 (1915).
23 May – American criminals Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed and killed by police in Bienville Parish, Louisiana (1934).