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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Thursday, 21 August 2014

1895  On this day in history 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  The first Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Fransisco on this day in history.  

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 this day in history associated Press News Service forms in New York  

1900  Associated Press News Service forms in NY on this day in history.  

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

1902  Mark Lothar, composer on this day in history.  

1903  The first automobile trip across US from San Fransisco to New York on this day in history.  

1903  The first direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1905  Martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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 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  On this day in history dirigible explodes over San Fransisco Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die  

1908  Part of the Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound WA on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die  

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  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  New York Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft on this day in history.  

1911  NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft on this day in history.  

1911  Boris Kremenliev, composer on this day in history.  

1912  David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England) on this day in history.  

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

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

1100  On this day in history birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

1598  On this day in history birth of claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized  

1606  Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history 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  Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on this day in history.  

1523  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

1524  Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on this day in history.  

1568  Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 on this day in history.