Historical Events In May - 23
Sunday, 21 April 2019
1644 On May - 23 thomas Eisenhut, composer
1647 On this day in history willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland
1648 On May - 23 luis de Nain, painter, dies
1660 On this day in history king Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England
1667 On May - 23 king Afonso VI of Portugal flees
1668 Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried on May - 23.
1684 Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48 on May - 23.
1696 Johann Caspar Vogler, composer on May - 23.
1701 On this day in history captain Kidd hung in London after conviction of piracy & murder
1701 Captain William Kidd is hanged in Londo after being convicted of piracy and murder on this day in history.
1701 On May - 23 after being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London.
1701 On this day in history 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 On May - 23 carolus Linneus, Sweden, biological classifier
1710 On May - 23 francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)
1718 On this day in history the birth of William Hunter, Scottish anatomist
1718 William Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer on May - 23.
1729 On May - 23 giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)
1734 On May - 23 friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism)
1735 On May - 23 charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author
1737 Louis Francois Chambray, composer on May - 23.
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 this day in history.
1754 Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon) on May - 23.
1754 On this day in history john Wood, architect/town planner, dies
1756 Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer on this day in history.
1759 On May - 23 antoinio da Silva Leite, composer
1774 Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River) on May - 23.
1783 On this day in history james Otis, American lawyer, dies
1785 On this day in history benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals
1785 William Woollett, engraver, dies on May - 23.
1788 On May - 23 south Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution
1788 SC becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution on May - 23.