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Historical Events In May - 23

Thursday, 22 August 2019

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

1915  Clyde Wiegand, physicist on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1918  On this day in history king Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  On this day in history bulent Arel, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  Betty Garrett, St Joseph Mo, actress (Irene-All in the Family) on May - 23.  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  Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1921  On this day in history "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1922  On May - 23 harry Greb gives Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat  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  "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1923  On this day in history 1st flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1926  Lebanese constitution is established under French mandate on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  On May - 23 lebanon becomes a republic  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1928  Bomb attack on Italians embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die on this day in history.  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  Whipsnade Zoo opens in Whipsnade Beds England on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1933  On May - 23 parliament passes Canadian National-Canadian Pacific Act; directing the two companies to cooperate during the Depression.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1934  Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush in Louisiana on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1934  Wallace Carothers manufactures first nylon (polymeer 66) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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1052  King Philip I of France (d. 1108) was born on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1100  Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1598  On this day in history birth of claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1606  Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682) was born on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1617  On this day in history birth of elias Ashmole, antiquary  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1620  Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1644  On this day in history birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1696  Johann Caspar Vogler, composer was born on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1125  On May - 23 hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on May - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1304  Death of Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1423  On this day in history benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1498  Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1523  Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on this day in history.  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  Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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