Historical Events In May - 23
Thursday, 21 February 2019
1644 On May - 23 thomas Eisenhut, composer
1647 Willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland on May - 23.
1648 Luis de Nain, painter, dies on this day in history.
1660 King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England on this day in history.
1667 King Afonso VI of Portugal flees on this day in history.
1668 On May - 23 philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried
1684 Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48 on May - 23.
1696 On this day in history johann Caspar Vogler, composer
1701 Captain Kidd hung in London after conviction of piracy & murder on this day in history.
1701 Captain William Kidd is hanged in Londo after being convicted of piracy and murder on May - 23.
1701 After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London on this day in history.
1701 On May - 23 william Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock
1706 Battle of Ramillies-Marlborough defeats French; 17,000 killed on this day in history.
1707 Carolus Linneus, Sweden, biological classifier on this day in history.
1710 On this day in history francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)
1718 On May - 23 the birth of William Hunter, Scottish anatomist
1718 William Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer on May - 23.
1729 Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno) on May - 23.
1734 Friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism) on May - 23.
1735 On May - 23 charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author
1737 On this day in history louis Francois Chambray, composer
1741 On this day in history andrea Lucchesi, composer
1750 On May - 23 carlo Goldoni's "Il Bugiardo," premieres in Mantua
1753 Giovanni Battista Viotti, violonist/composer on May - 23.
1754 Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon) on this day in history.
1754 On May - 23 john Wood, architect/town planner, dies
1756 On May - 23 nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer
1759 Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer on May - 23.
1774 Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River) on May - 23.
1783 James Otis, American lawyer, dies on this day in history.
1785 On May - 23 benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals
1785 On May - 23 william Woollett, engraver, dies
1788 On this day in history south Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution
1788 On May - 23 sC becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution