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Historical Events For May - 23

Thursday, 23 February 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  The first Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Fransisco on May - 23.  

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 May - 23 associated Press News Service forms in New York  

1900  On May - 23 associated Press News Service forms in NY  

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

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1902  On this day in history mark Lothar, composer  

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

1903  On May - 23 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  Martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1906  On May - 23 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 this day in history.  

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

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  On May - 23 edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat  

1910  On this day in history 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 May - 23 nY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft  

1911  On this day in history boris Kremenliev, composer  

1912  On May - 23 david Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)  

1913  Ian Graeme, major-general on May - 23.  

1914  On this day in history alec Dickson, founder (VSO)  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on May - 23.  

1620  Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized was born on May - 23.  

1644  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on this day in history.  

1696  Johann Caspar Vogler, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1125  On May - 23 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 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 May - 23.  

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