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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

1895  On May - 23 franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96  

1897  Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34 on May - 23.  

1898  On this day in history the first Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Fransisco  

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

1898  On May - 23 frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)  

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

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

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

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

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

1902  On this day in history mark Lothar, composer  

1903  On this day in history the first automobile trip across US from San Fransisco to New York  

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

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 this day in history.  

1905  Martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75 on May - 23.  

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

1906  Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78 on May - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history john Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972)  

1908  On May - 23 francois Coppee, French poet, dies  

1909  On May - 23 edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat  

1910  On May - 23 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  On May - 23 nY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft  

1911  Boris Kremenliev, composer on May - 23.  

1912  David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England) on this day in history.  

1913  On May - 23 ian Graeme, major-general  

1914  On May - 23 alec Dickson, founder (VSO)  

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  King Philip I of France (d. 1108) was born on this day in history.  

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  Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

1696  On this day in history birth of johann Caspar Vogler, composer  

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 May - 23.  

1153  David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1304  Death of Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer on this day in history.  

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

1498  On May - 23 death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45  

1523  On May - 23 death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

1524  Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on May - 23.  

1568  Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 on this day in history.  

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