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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Friday, 31 October 2014

1895  On May - 23 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  On this day in history 1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF  

1898  On this day in history 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  On May - 23 associated Press News Service forms in NY  

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

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  Mark Lothar, composer on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history the first automobile trip across US from San Fransisco to New York  

1903  On this day in history the first direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin  

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 May - 23.  

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

1906  On this day in history hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer  

1906  Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1907  On May - 23 the unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.  

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 May - 23.  

1908  On this day in history john Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972)  

1908  Francois Coppee, French poet, dies on this day in history.  

1909  On this day in history edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat  

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

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

1911  NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft on May - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1914  On May - 23 alec Dickson, founder (VSO)  

1915  On May - 23 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  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  On this day in history birth of juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)  

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  On this day in history birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

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  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 this day in history.  

1423  On this day in history benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies  

1498  On this day in history death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45  

1523  Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on this day in history.  

1524  On this day in history death of ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)  

1568  On this day in history adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27