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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

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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  John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla on this day in history.  

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

1939  On May - 23 british decoration, George Cross, first presented  

1939  On May - 23 british parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949  

1939  On May - 23 dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad  

1939  On May - 23 hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland  

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  On this day in history the first great dogfight involving the British Spitfire  

1940  1st great dogfight between Spitfires on this day in history.  

1940  Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1942  On May - 23 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 May - 23.  

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

1944  On this day in history chinese counter offensive at Hunan front  

1944  During World War II, Allied forces bogged down in Anzio begin a major breakout offensive on May - 23.  

1944  On May - 23 operation-Buffalo Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead  

1944  Operation-Buffalo: Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead on this day in history.  

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

1945  German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British on May - 23.  

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  Winston Churchill resigns as British PM on this day in history.  

1945  British milt police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz on May - 23.  

1945  On this day in history heinrich Himmler, Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44  

1947  PC Hooft prize forms for literature on this day in history.  

1947  C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68 on May - 23.  

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

1948  Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel 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 this day in history.  

1100  On May - 23 birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

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 this day in history.  

1617  On this day in history birth of elias Ashmole, antiquary  

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

1644  On this day in history birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

1696  Johann Caspar Vogler, composer was born on May - 23.  

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  Death of Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1523  On May - 23 death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

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