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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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

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

1898  Frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young) on this day in history.  

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 May - 23.  

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

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

1902  On this day in history mark Lothar, composer  

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

1903  On May - 23 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  On this day in history 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  The unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session on this day in history.  

1907  On May - 23 kenneth Allen, engineer  

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

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 May - 23.  

1908  On May - 23 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 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 May - 23.  

1911  Boris Kremenliev, composer on May - 23.  

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

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

1914  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1606  Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682) was born on May - 23.  

1617  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on this day in history.  

1620  Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized was born on May - 23.  

1644  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on May - 23.  

1304  Death of Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer on May - 23.  

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  On May - 23 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