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May 23rd is uniquely diverse in its celebrations, catering to animal lovers, sweet-tooth enthusiasts, the superstitious, and the healthcare community alike. On this day, we honor shelled reptiles, indulge in chewy confections, and appreciate the critical work of medical coding professionals.

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Interesting Facts of May 23rd

  1. 1. May 23rd is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years), with 222 days remaining until the end of the year.
  2. 2. In 1618, May 23 saw the Second Defenestration of Prague, an event that would trigger the Thirty Years' War.
  3. 3. Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who would develop the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature was born on this day in 1707.
  4. 4. The first recorded occurrence of the "January Effect" in the United States happened on May 23, 1967. This anomaly affects stock prices, where stocks have historically shown higher returns in January compared to other months.
  5. 5. May 23, 1995, is significant in the history of software as the Java programming language was officially launched by Sun Microsystems. Java would become one of the most widely used programming languages in the world.