16 May 2023: This day in history

1868: US Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson by one vote

1920: French heroine Joan of Arc is canonized as a saint by Pope Benedict XV

1943: Operation Chastise: No. 617 Squadron RAF begins the famous Dambusters Raid, bombing the Möhne and Eder dams in the Ruhr valley with bouncing bombs

1944: 1st of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz

1989: Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping meet in Beijing and formally end a 30-year rift

2013: Human stem cells are successfully cloned


Source: Onthisday.com

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