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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Sunday, 23 November 2014

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

1898  Frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young) on this day in history.  

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

1901  On this day in history 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  Mark Lothar, composer on this day in history.  

1903  The first automobile trip across US from San Fransisco to New York on May - 23.  

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

1903  On this day in history 1st automobile trip across US from SF to NY, ended April 1  

1903  On this day in history walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)  

1905  On this day in history martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75  

1906  On this day in history hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer  

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

1907  On May - 23 the unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.  

1907  Kenneth Allen, engineer on May - 23.  

1908  On May - 23 dirigible explodes over San Fransisco Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die  

1908  Part of the Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound WA on May - 23.  

1908  Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die on this day in history.  

1908  John Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972) on this day in history.  

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

1909  Edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat on this day in history.  

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

1911  On May - 23 new York Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft  

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  On this day in history david Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)  

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

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

1915  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WWI on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1052  On May - 23 birth of king Philip I of France (d. 1108)  

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

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  On May - 23 birth of elias Ashmole, antiquary  

1620  On May - 23 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.  

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  Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies on May - 23.  

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

1568  On May - 23 adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27