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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Monday, 20 October 2014

1935  1st scheduled night game, postponed due to rain (Cincinnati) on this day in history.  

1937  On May - 23 john D Rockefeller dies in Ormond Beach, Florida  

1937  On this day in history john Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla  

1938  Philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1939  On this day in history british decoration, George Cross, first presented  

1939  On this day in history british parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949  

1939  Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad on this day in history.  

1939  Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland on May - 23.  

1939  Submarine Squalis sinks off Portsmouth NH, 26 die on May - 23.  

1939  British decoration, George Cross, 1st presented on this day in history.  

1940  The first great dogfight involving the British Spitfire on May - 23.  

1940  On this day in history 1st great dogfight between Spitfires  

1940  Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies on May - 23.  

1941  On this day in history joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title  

1941  Lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies on May - 23.  

1942  On this day in history kanga Force moved to Wau, Papua New Guinea  

1943  On this day in history 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund  

1943  -24] 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund on this day in history.  

1944  British/Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo Italy on May - 23.  

1944  On May - 23 chinese counter offensive at Hunan front  

1944  During World War II, Allied forces bogged down in Anzio begin a major breakout offensive on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history operation-Buffalo Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead  

1944  Operation-Buffalo: Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead on May - 23.  

1945  On this day in history british military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz  

1945  On this day in history german island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British  

1945  On May - 23 lord Haw-Haw arrested at Danish boundary  

1945  On this day in history nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide while imprisoned in Luneburgm Germany  

1945  On May - 23 winston Churchill resigns as British PM  

1945  British milt police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz on this day in history.  

1945  Heinrich Himmler, Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44 on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history pC Hooft prize forms for literature  

1947  On May - 23 c F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68  

1948  On this day in history joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive homeruns  

1948  On this day in history ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel  

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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  On this day in history birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

1598  On this day in history birth of claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized  

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

1617  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on May - 23.  

1620  On this day in history birth of pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized  

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

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

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  On this day in history 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  Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies on this day in history.  

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 May - 23.  

1524  Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on this day in history.  

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