Happy 200 millionth birthday, turtles

A loggerhead sea turtle is seen at the Tamar Project (The Brazilian Sea Turtle National Conservation Program) headquarters in Praia do Forte, Bahia state, Brazil. 

From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Thursday, May 22:

The New Residential Sales and Construction Price Index for the month of April will be released.

On this day in 1934, famous outlaws Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were killed in a police ambush in Louisiana, after a two-year crime spree. The film was released three decades later.

And did you know turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years? They evolved before mammals, crocodiles and even lizards. Happy International World Turtle Day!

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Daisy is a freelance producer on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal.

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