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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Saturday, 19 April 2014

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

1937  John D Rockefeller dies in Ormond Beach, Florida on this day in history.  

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

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

1939  On this day in history dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad  

1939  Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland on this day in history.  

1939  On this day in history submarine Squalis sinks off Portsmouth NH, 26 die  

1939  On this day in history british decoration, George Cross, 1st presented  

1940  The first great dogfight involving the British Spitfire on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1943  On this day in history 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund  

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

1944  British/Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo Italy on this day in history.  

1944  Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1945  Lord Haw-Haw arrested at Danish boundary on this day in history.  

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 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  C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On this day in history birth of johann Caspar Vogler, composer  

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  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  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 this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

1524  On this day in history death of ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)  

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