Historical Events In May - 23
Thursday, 22 August 2019
1915 On May - 23 italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WW I
1915 Clyde Wiegand, physicist on May - 23.
1916 On this day in history heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun
1916 On May - 23 m Jean Francaix, composer
1917 On May - 23 dutch 2nd Chamber okays 1908 conscription draft
1918 On May - 23 king Oil/Shell refinery on Curaçao officially opens
1918 SS Moldavia, lost off Littlehampton, Sussex. This P & O ship of 9,500 tons was requisitioned in 1915 and converted to an auxilliary cruiser and commissioned by the British Admiralty. Later she was used as a troopship after the USA joined the war and while carrying troops to France she was torpedoed. Most soldiers were rescued but 56 lost their lives on May - 23.
1918 On this day in history king Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens
1918 On this day in history bulent Arel, composer
1919 Betty Garrett, St Joseph Mo, actress (Irene-All in the Family) on May - 23.
1920 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei on this day in history.
1920 Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola) on this day in history.
1921 On this day in history "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC
1922 On this day in history "Abie's Irish Rose" first of over 2,500 performances
1922 On May - 23 harry Greb gives Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat
1922 On this day in history walt Disney incorporates his first film company Laugh-O-Gram Films
1922 "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances on May - 23.
1923 On this day in history the first flight of Sabena Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain
1923 On this day in history 1st flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain
1923 The first flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain on May - 23.
1926 Lebanese constitution is established under French mandate on this day in history.
1926 On May - 23 lebanon becomes a republic
1926 On May - 23 hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard
1926 On this day in history hans Koessler, composer, dies at 73
1928 Bomb attack on Italians embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die on this day in history.
1929 Canada's first airborne wedding takes place in a bi-plane over Regina on May - 23.
1929 On May - 23 first non-stop Winnipeg-to-Edmonton flight made in six hours and 48 minutes. (and it still takes about 6 hours for the trip)
1931 Whipsnade Zoo opens in Whipsnade Beds England on May - 23.
1932 On May - 23 sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hr record of 860 mi, 367 yds
1933 On May - 23 parliament passes Canadian National-Canadian Pacific Act; directing the two companies to cooperate during the Depression.
1934 Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush in Louisiana on this day in history.
1934 Wallace Carothers manufactures first nylon (polymeer 66) on this day in history.
1934 The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers on May - 23.
1934 Bonnie Parker, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush on May - 23.