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Historical Events In May - 23

Sunday, 17 February 2019

1915  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WW I on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  On May - 23 clyde Wiegand, physicist  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  On this day in history heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  M Jean Francaix, composer on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1917  On May - 23 dutch 2nd Chamber okays 1908 conscription draft  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  On May - 23 king Oil/Shell refinery on Curaçao officially opens  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  On May - 23 king Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  On May - 23 bulent Arel, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  On this day in history betty Garrett, St Joseph Mo, actress (Irene-All in the Family)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1920  Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1920  On this day in history helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1921  "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  "Abie's Irish Rose" first of over 2,500 performances on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  Harry Greb gives Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  On this day in history walt Disney incorporates his first film company Laugh-O-Gram Films  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  On May - 23 "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  The first flight of Sabena Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  On May - 23 1st flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  On May - 23 the first flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  Lebanese constitution is established under French mandate on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  Lebanon becomes a republic on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  Hans Koessler, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1928  Bomb attack on Italians embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1929  Canada's first airborne wedding takes place in a bi-plane over Regina on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1931  On May - 23 whipsnade Zoo opens in Whipsnade Beds England  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1932  Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hr record of 860 mi, 367 yds on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1933  On this day in history parliament passes Canadian National-Canadian Pacific Act; directing the two companies to cooperate during the Depression.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1934  On May - 23 bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush in Louisiana  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1934  Wallace Carothers manufactures first nylon (polymeer 66) on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1934  On May - 23 bonnie Parker, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1052  On this day in history birth of king Philip I of France (d. 1108)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1100  On May - 23 birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1598  Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1606  On May - 23 birth of juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1617  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1620  Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized was born on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1644  On May - 23 birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1696  On May - 23 birth of johann Caspar Vogler, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1125  Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  On this day in history david I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1304  On this day in history death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1423  Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1498  On May - 23 death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1523  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1524  Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1568  On this day in history adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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