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Historical Events For May - 23

Friday, 20 October 2017

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

1937  On this day in history john D Rockefeller dies in Ormond Beach, Florida  

1937  John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla on May - 23.  

1938  On May - 23 philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70  

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

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 this day in history 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.  

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1940  On May - 23 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 May - 23.  

1941  Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title on May - 23.  

1941  On this day in history lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies  

1942  Kanga Force moved to Wau, Papua New Guinea on this day in history.  

1943  826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund on May - 23.  

1943  -24] 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund on May - 23.  

1944  On this day in history british/Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo Italy  

1944  Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front on May - 23.  

1944  On this day in history during World War II, Allied forces bogged down in Anzio begin a major breakout offensive  

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

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

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

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

1945  On this day in history lord Haw-Haw arrested at Danish boundary  

1945  Nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide while imprisoned in Luneburgm Germany on this day in history.  

1945  Winston Churchill resigns as British PM on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1948  Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive homeruns on May - 23.  

1948  On May - 23 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  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 May - 23 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  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 23.  

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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  On May - 23 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 May - 23.  

1498  Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on May - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1568  Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 on this day in history.  

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