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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Saturday, 26 July 2014

1895  On this day in history franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96  

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

1901  On this day in history uS captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo  

1901  On this day in history 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1907  Kenneth Allen, engineer on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history dirigible explodes over San Fransisco Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die  

1908  Part of the Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound WA on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1909  On this day in history edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat  

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

1911  Boris Kremenliev, composer on this day in history.  

1912  On this day in history david Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)  

1913  On this day in history ian Graeme, major-general  

1914  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1598  Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1606  Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

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  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer  

1423  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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.