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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Monday, 25 May 2015

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  On May - 23 the first Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Fransisco  

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

1898  On this day in history frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)  

1900  On May - 23 associated Press News Service forms in New York  

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

1901  US captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo on this day in history.  

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

1901  Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23] on May - 23.  

1902  Mark Lothar, composer on May - 23.  

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 May - 23.  

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

1903  Walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic) on May - 23.  

1905  On May - 23 martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75  

1906  Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer on this day in history.  

1906  On May - 23 henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78  

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

1907  Kenneth Allen, engineer on this day in history.  

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  Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die on May - 23.  

1908  On May - 23 john Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972)  

1908  Francois Coppee, French poet, dies on this day in history.  

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 May - 23.  

1911  On this day in history nY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft  

1911  On May - 23 boris Kremenliev, composer  

1912  On May - 23 david Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)  

1913  Ian Graeme, major-general on May - 23.  

1914  Alec Dickson, founder (VSO) on this day in history.  

1915  On May - 23 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  On this day in history birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

1598  Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized was born on May - 23.  

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

1617  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on this day in history.  

1620  Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1644  On this day in history birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

1696  Johann Caspar Vogler, composer was born on May - 23.  

Famous Deaths In May - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1125  Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies on this day in history.  

1153  On this day in history david I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68  

1304  On May - 23 death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer  

1423  On May - 23 benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies  

1498  Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on May - 23.  

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

1524  On May - 23 death of ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)  

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