AP Today in history: May 23 May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023 0 In 1975, comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley, 81, died in White Plains, New York. 1939: USS Squalus In 1939, the Navy submarine USS Squalus sank during a test dive off the New England coast. Thirty-two crew members and one civilian were rescued, but 26 others died; the sub was salvaged and recommissioned the USS Sailfish. Associated Press 1945: Heinrich Himmler In 1945, Nazi official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide by biting into a cyanide capsule while in British custody in Luneburg, Germany. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1975: Jackie “Moms” Mabley In 1975, comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley, 81, died in White Plains, New York. STF 1984: General C. Everett Koop On May 23, 1984, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop issued a report saying there was “very solid” evidence linking cigarette smoke to lung disease in non-smokers. Scott Stewart 2007: George W. Bush In 2007, President George W. Bush, speaking at the U.S. Coast Guard commencement, portrayed the Iraq war as a battle between the U.S. and al-Qaida and said Osama bin Laden was setting up a terrorist cell in Iraq to strike targets in America. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE 2012: Mohammed Morsi Ten years ago: Egypt held the Arab world’s first competitive presidential vote. (Islamist Mohammed Morsi was ultimately named the winner following a runoff.) J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE 2021: Eric Carle Children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle, known for the classic “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” died at 91 in Massachusetts. Mary Altaffer 2021: Phil Mickelson At age 50, Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship in South Carolina to become the oldest major champion in golf history. David J. Phillip 0 Comments Tags Dcc Wire Birthday Celebrity Today's Birthdays Today-in-history Related to this collection Russia fights against alleged cross-border raid; Madeleine McCann search resumes; Nuggets sweep Lakers; and more morning headlines Here are today's top stories, celebrity birthdays and a look back at this day in history. Get caught up.