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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Sunday, 07 February 2016

1895  Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96 on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On this day in history associated Press News Service forms in New York  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1903  On May - 23 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  Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer on May - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history part of the Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound WA  

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

1909  Edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat on this day in history.  

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

1911  On this day in history new York Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft  

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  Ian Graeme, major-general on May - 23.  

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

1617  On May - 23 birth of elias Ashmole, antiquary  

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

1644  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on May - 23.  

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  On this day in history hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies  

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 this day in history.  

1498  On this day in history 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  On May - 23 death of ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)  

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

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