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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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 May - 23.  

1898  The first Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Fransisco on May - 23.  

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

1900  On May - 23 associated Press News Service forms in NY  

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  Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23] on May - 23.  

1902  On this day in history 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 May - 23.  

1903  1st automobile trip across US from SF to NY, ended April 1 on this day in history.  

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  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 May - 23.  

1907  Kenneth Allen, engineer on May - 23.  

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 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 May - 23.  

1909  On May - 23 edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat  

1910  On May - 23 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  On this day in history nY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft  

1911  On May - 23 boris Kremenliev, composer  

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

1913  On May - 23 ian Graeme, major-general  

1914  Alec Dickson, founder (VSO) on this day in history.  

1915  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WWI on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1052  King Philip I of France (d. 1108) was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 23.  

1606  On this day in history birth of juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)  

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

1304  On May - 23 death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer  

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

1498  Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on this day in history.  

1523  Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on this day in history.  

1524  Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on May - 23.  

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