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Historical Events For May - 23

Monday, 29 May 2017

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

1897  On May - 23 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  On May - 23 frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)  

1900  On this day in history associated Press News Service forms in New York  

1900  Associated Press News Service forms in NY on May - 23.  

1901  US captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo on May - 23.  

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

1901  On May - 23 edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]  

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1902  Mark Lothar, composer on this day in history.  

1903  The first automobile trip across US from San Fransisco to New York on this day in history.  

1903  On May - 23 the first direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin  

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

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  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  Dirigible explodes over San Fransisco Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die on May - 23.  

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

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

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

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

1909  Edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat on May - 23.  

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 May - 23.  

1911  On this day in history 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 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  On May - 23 birth of king Philip I of France (d. 1108)  

1100  On May - 23 birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

1598  On this day in history birth of claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized  

1606  On this day in history birth of juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)  

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 May - 23 birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

1696  Johann Caspar Vogler, composer was born on May - 23.  

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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 this day in history.  

1153  On May - 23 david I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68  

1304  Death of Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer on May - 23.  

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 May - 23.  

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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