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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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

1897  Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34 on May - 23.  

1898  On May - 23 the first Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Fransisco  

1898  1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF on May - 23.  

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

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

1902  Mark Lothar, composer on May - 23.  

1903  The first automobile trip across US from San Fransisco to New York on May - 23.  

1903  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  Walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic) on May - 23.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1910  Artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], NYC, bandleader (Come'on my House) on May - 23.  

1911  New York Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft on this day in history.  

1911  On May - 23 nY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft  

1911  Boris Kremenliev, composer on May - 23.  

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

1913  On May - 23 ian Graeme, major-general  

1914  On May - 23 alec Dickson, founder (VSO)  

1915  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WWI on May - 23.  

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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 May - 23.  

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  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 May - 23 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  Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on May - 23.  

1524  On this day in history 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