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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Friday, 24 October 2014

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 May - 23.  

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 this day in history frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)  

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

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

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

1903  On this day in history 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 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  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  On May - 23 part of the Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound WA  

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

1908  John Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972) on May - 23.  

1908  Francois Coppee, French poet, dies on May - 23.  

1909  On May - 23 edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat  

1910  On May - 23 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  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  David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England) on this day in history.  

1913  Ian Graeme, major-general on this day in history.  

1914  Alec Dickson, founder (VSO) on May - 23.  

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  Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized was born on May - 23.  

1606  On May - 23 birth of juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)  

1617  On May - 23 birth of elias Ashmole, antiquary  

1620  On this day in history birth of pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized  

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

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  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  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  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.