Historical Events In May - 23
Saturday, 17 August 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 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 On this day in history adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48
1696 On May - 23 johann Caspar Vogler, composer
1701 On May - 23 captain Kidd hung in London after conviction of piracy & murder
1701 On this day in history captain William Kidd is hanged in Londo after being convicted of piracy and murder
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 On this day in history battle of Ramillies-Marlborough defeats French; 17,000 killed
1707 On May - 23 carolus Linneus, Sweden, biological classifier
1710 Francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures) on this day in history.
1718 On May - 23 the birth of William Hunter, Scottish anatomist
1718 On May - 23 william Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer
1729 On this day in history giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)
1734 Friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism) on May - 23.
1735 Charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author on May - 23.
1737 Louis Francois Chambray, composer on May - 23.
1741 Andrea Lucchesi, composer on May - 23.
1750 On May - 23 carlo Goldoni's "Il Bugiardo," premieres in Mantua
1753 On this day in history giovanni Battista Viotti, violonist/composer
1754 Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon) on this day in history.
1754 John Wood, architect/town planner, dies on this day in history.
1756 Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer on this day in history.
1759 On May - 23 antoinio da Silva Leite, composer
1774 On May - 23 chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River)
1783 On May - 23 james Otis, American lawyer, dies
1785 Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals on this day in history.
1785 William Woollett, engraver, dies on this day in history.
1788 South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution on this day in history.
1788 SC becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution on May - 23.