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Historical Events For May - 23

Friday, 24 March 2017

1895  Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96 on May - 23.  

1897  On this day in history aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34  

1898  The first Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Fransisco on May - 23.  

1898  1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF on May - 23.  

1898  Frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young) on May - 23.  

1900  Associated Press News Service forms in New York on May - 23.  

1900  On this day in history associated Press News Service forms in NY  

1901  US captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo on May - 23.  

1901  On May - 23 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21  

1901  Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23] on this day in history.  

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1902  On this day in history mark Lothar, composer  

1903  The first automobile trip across US from San Fransisco to New York on this day in history.  

1903  The first direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin on this day in history.  

1903  On May - 23 1st automobile trip across US from SF to NY, ended April 1  

1903  Walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic) on this day in history.  

1905  Martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1906  On May - 23 hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer  

1906  Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1907  The unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session on May - 23.  

1907  On this day in history kenneth Allen, engineer  

1908  Dirigible explodes over San Fransisco Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die on May - 23.  

1908  On May - 23 part of the Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound WA  

1908  On this day in history dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die  

1908  John Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972) on May - 23.  

1908  On this day in history francois Coppee, French poet, dies  

1909  Edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat on May - 23.  

1910  On this day in history artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], NYC, bandleader (Come'on my House)  

1911  New York Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft on this day in history.  

1911  NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history boris Kremenliev, composer  

1912  David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England) on May - 23.  

1913  On this day in history ian Graeme, major-general  

1914  Alec Dickson, founder (VSO) on May - 23.  

1915  On this day in history italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WWI  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1052  On this day in history birth of king Philip I of France (d. 1108)  

1100  Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161) was born on May - 23.  

1598  On May - 23 birth of claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized  

1606  On this day in history birth of juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)  

1617  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on May - 23.  

1620  On this day in history birth of pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized  

1644  On May - 23 birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

1696  Johann Caspar Vogler, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1125  On May - 23 hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies  

1153  David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on May - 23.  

1304  Death of Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer on May - 23.  

1423  Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies on this day in history.  

1498  On this day in history death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45  

1523  Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on this day in history.  

1524  Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on this day in history.  

1568  Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 on May - 23.  

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