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Historical Events For May - 23

Monday, 24 July 2017

1895  On this day in history franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96  

1897  On May - 23 aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34  

1898  The first Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Fransisco on May - 23.  

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

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

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

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  On this day in history edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]  

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1902  On May - 23 mark Lothar, composer  

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

1903  On May - 23 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 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 this day in history henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78  

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 this day in history.  

1908  Part of the Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound WA on May - 23.  

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  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  New York Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft on May - 23.  

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

1911  Boris Kremenliev, composer on this day in history.  

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

1913  On May - 23 ian Graeme, major-general  

1914  On this day in history alec Dickson, founder (VSO)  

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  King Philip I of France (d. 1108) was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 23.  

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

1617  On this day in history 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  Johann Caspar Vogler, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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 May - 23.  

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

1304  On this day in history death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer  

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

1498  On May - 23 death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45  

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

1524  On May - 23 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.  

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