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Historical Events For May - 23

Monday, 24 April 2017

1895  On May - 23 franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96  

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

1898  On this day in history the first Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Fransisco  

1898  1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF on this day in history.  

1898  Frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young) on this day in history.  

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

1900  On this day in history associated Press News Service forms in NY  

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

1901  35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21 on May - 23.  

1901  Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23] on May - 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  The first direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin on May - 23.  

1903  1st automobile trip across US from SF to NY, ended April 1 on May - 23.  

1903  On this day in history walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)  

1905  On May - 23 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 May - 23.  

1907  Kenneth Allen, engineer on May - 23.  

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 May - 23.  

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 May - 23.  

1908  On this day in history francois Coppee, French poet, dies  

1909  On May - 23 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  David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England) on May - 23.  

1913  On this day in history ian Graeme, major-general  

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  On this day in history birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

1598  Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized was born on May - 23.  

1606  Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682) was born on May - 23.  

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 May - 23 birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

1696  On this day in history birth of johann Caspar Vogler, composer  

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Famous Deaths In May - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1125  On this day in history hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies  

1153  David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on May - 23.  

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  Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on May - 23.  

1523  On May - 23 death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

1524  Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on May - 23.  

1568  On May - 23 adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27  

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