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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Saturday, 28 May 2016

1895  Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96 on May - 23.  

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  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 May - 23.  

1900  On this day in history associated Press News Service forms in New York  

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

1901  US captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo on this day in history.  

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

1901  On this day in history edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]  

1902  On May - 23 mark Lothar, composer  

1903  On May - 23 the first automobile trip across US from San Fransisco to New York  

1903  On this day in history the first direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin  

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

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

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

1906  Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer on this day in history.  

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  On May - 23 kenneth Allen, engineer  

1908  On May - 23 dirigible explodes over San Fransisco Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die  

1908  On May - 23 part of the Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound WA  

1908  Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die on May - 23.  

1908  On May - 23 john Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972)  

1908  Francois Coppee, French poet, dies on May - 23.  

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

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

1911  On May - 23 boris Kremenliev, composer  

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

1913  Ian Graeme, major-general on May - 23.  

1914  Alec Dickson, founder (VSO) on May - 23.  

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

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 May - 23.  

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 May - 23.  

1153  On May - 23 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  On this day in history death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45  

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

1524  On May - 23 death of ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)  

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

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