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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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 this day in history.  

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

1898  1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF on this day in history.  

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

1900  Associated Press News Service forms in New York on this day in history.  

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

1901  On May - 23 uS captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo  

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

1901  On May - 23 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  On this day in history the first direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin  

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 May - 23.  

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

1906  Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer on May - 23.  

1906  On this day in history henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78  

1907  On this day in history the unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.  

1907  Kenneth Allen, engineer on May - 23.  

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  John Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972) on this day in history.  

1908  Francois Coppee, French poet, dies on May - 23.  

1909  Edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat on May - 23.  

1910  Artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], NYC, bandleader (Come'on my House) on May - 23.  

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 May - 23.  

1911  On this day in history boris Kremenliev, composer  

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

1913  Ian Graeme, major-general on this day in history.  

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

1915  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WWI on May - 23.  

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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 May - 23.  

1100  Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161) was born on this day in history.  

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

1606  On May - 23 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 May - 23.  

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 May - 23.  

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  Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on this day in history.  

1523  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

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 this day in history.