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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Thursday, 24 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  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 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  On this day in history hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history winston Churchill resigns as British PM  

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

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

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

1947  On this day in history 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  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  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  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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