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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Friday, 03 July 2015

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

1897  Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34 on this day in history.  

1898  On May - 23 the first Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Fransisco  

1898  On May - 23 1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF  

1898  On May - 23 frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)  

1900  On May - 23 associated Press News Service forms in New York  

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

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

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  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 May - 23.  

1903  Walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic) on this day in history.  

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

1906  Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer on this day in history.  

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 May - 23 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  On this day in history dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die  

1908  On May - 23 john Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972)  

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

1909  On this day in history edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat  

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

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 this day in history.  

1912  On May - 23 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  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 this day in history 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 May - 23 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 this day in history.  

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

1696  On May - 23 birth of johann Caspar Vogler, composer  

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  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 this day in history.  

1523  On May - 23 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 May - 23.