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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Wednesday, 23 April 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  On this day in history the first Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Fransisco  

1898  1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF on this day in history.  

1898  On this day in history frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)  

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

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

1903  On this day in history 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 this day in history kenneth Allen, engineer  

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

1908  John Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972) on this day in history.  

1908  Francois Coppee, French poet, dies on this day in history.  

1909  Edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat on this day in history.  

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  Boris Kremenliev, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1914  On this day in history alec Dickson, founder (VSO)  

1915  On this day in history italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WWI  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1052  On this day in history birth of king Philip I of France (d. 1108)  

1100  Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

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  On this day in history hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies  

1153  On this day in history david I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68  

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 this day in history.  

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  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