May 23 in history: Tibet's agreement with China, launch of Java, and more

Here's what happened today in history

1785

Benjamin Franklin announces the invention of bifocals

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1915

WWI: Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary

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1951

Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement with China

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1984

Bachendri Pal becomes first Indian woman to reach top of Mount Everest

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1995

Sun launches Computer programming language Java

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