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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Monday, 31 August 2015

1895  Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96 on this day in history.  

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 May - 23.  

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

1900  On May - 23 associated Press News Service forms in NY  

1901  On May - 23 uS captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo  

1901  35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21 on this day in history.  

1901  On May - 23 edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]  

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 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 this day in history.  

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

1905  On May - 23 martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75  

1906  Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer on May - 23.  

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  On this day in history kenneth Allen, engineer  

1908  On May - 23 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  On May - 23 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  On this day in history artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], NYC, bandleader (Come'on my House)  

1911  On May - 23 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  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 May - 23 birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

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

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 May - 23 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1568  On this day in history adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27  

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