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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Thursday, 18 December 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  The first Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Fransisco on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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.  

1902  Mark Lothar, composer on May - 23.  

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

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

1905  Martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75 on May - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history 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  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  Edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat on May - 23.  

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

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  On this day in history boris Kremenliev, composer  

1912  On this day in history david Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)  

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

1914  Alec Dickson, founder (VSO) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of king Philip I of France (d. 1108)  

1100  Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161) was born on May - 23.  

1598  Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

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

1617  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1696  Johann Caspar Vogler, composer was born on May - 23.  

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  David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1304  On May - 23 death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer  

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