Historical Events In May - 23
Sunday, 17 February 2019
1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WW I on May - 23.
1915 On May - 23 clyde Wiegand, physicist
1916 On this day in history heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun
1916 M Jean Francaix, composer on May - 23.
1917 On May - 23 dutch 2nd Chamber okays 1908 conscription draft
1918 On May - 23 king Oil/Shell refinery on Curaçao officially opens
1918 On this day in history 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.
1918 On May - 23 king Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens
1918 On May - 23 bulent Arel, composer
1919 On this day in history betty Garrett, St Joseph Mo, actress (Irene-All in the Family)
1920 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei on this day in history.
1920 On this day in history helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)
1921 "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC on May - 23.
1922 "Abie's Irish Rose" first of over 2,500 performances on this day in history.
1922 Harry Greb gives Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat on this day in history.
1922 On this day in history walt Disney incorporates his first film company Laugh-O-Gram Films
1922 On May - 23 "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances
1923 The first flight of Sabena Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain on this day in history.
1923 On May - 23 1st flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain
1923 On May - 23 the first flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain
1926 Lebanese constitution is established under French mandate on May - 23.
1926 Lebanon becomes a republic on this day in history.
1926 Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard on May - 23.
1926 Hans Koessler, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1928 Bomb attack on Italians embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die on May - 23.
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 On May - 23 whipsnade Zoo opens in Whipsnade Beds England
1932 Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hr record of 860 mi, 367 yds on May - 23.
1933 On this day in history parliament passes Canadian National-Canadian Pacific Act; directing the two companies to cooperate during the Depression.
1934 On May - 23 bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush in Louisiana
1934 Wallace Carothers manufactures first nylon (polymeer 66) on May - 23.
1934 On May - 23 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.
1934 On May - 23 bonnie Parker, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush