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Historical Events For May - 23

Thursday, 08 December 2016

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1901  US captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo on May - 23.  

1901  On May - 23 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21  

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

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

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

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

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

1906  On this day in history hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer  

1906  On May - 23 henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78  

1907  On this day in history 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 May - 23.  

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

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  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  On May - 23 new York Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft  

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

1911  Boris Kremenliev, composer on this day in history.  

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

1913  Ian Graeme, major-general on this day in history.  

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  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  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 May - 23.  

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  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on May - 23.  

1696  On May - 23 birth of johann Caspar Vogler, composer  

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Famous Deaths In May - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1125  On May - 23 hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies  

1153  David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

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

1423  Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies on May - 23.  

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

1568  On May - 23 adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27  

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