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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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 this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70  

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

1939  British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949 on this day in history.  

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  Submarine Squalis sinks off Portsmouth NH, 26 die on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 1st great dogfight between Spitfires  

1940  On this day in history andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies  

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

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

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  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 this day in history c F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68  

1948  Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive homeruns on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of king Philip I of France (d. 1108)  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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  Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies on this day in history.  

1153  David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1498  On this day in history death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45  

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

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

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