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What happen today on 23 may in history special

MAY 23 What happen on today

Today’s Historical Events


 23 may Event of Interest

1. 1059 Henri I crowns his son King Philip I (called the Amorous) of France.

2. 1275 King Edward I of England orders cessation of persecution of French Jews

3. 1420 Jews of Syria & Austria expelled

4. 1421 Jews of Austria imprisoned & expelled

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1. 1430 Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne & sold to the English
2. French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
3. 1493 King Charles VIII & Maximilian I of Austria signs Peace of Senlis

4. 1536 Pope Paul III installs Portuguese inquisition

23 may Event of interest

1. 1544 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V recognizes king Christian III of Denmark.


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2.1555 Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV

3. 1568 Battle of Heiligerlee, Groningen: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, thousands killed

4. 1568 The Netherlands declare independence from Spain.

23 may Event of interestEvent of Interest
1576 Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

Astronomer Tycho Brahe

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer Tycho Brahe

1609 Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.

1611 Matthias von Habsburg chosen king of Bohemia

1618 2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War. Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary thrown out of window – they were not seriously injured by the 70 foot fall.

1644 Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists

1647 Willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland

23 may Event of interestEvent of Interest

1660 King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England
King of England Charles II
1667 King Afonso VI of Portugal flees


1701 Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and the murder of William Moor
1706 Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill (1st Duke of Marlborough) defeats French; 17,000 killed

1750 Carlo Goldoni’s “Il Bugiardo” premieres in Mantua

1774 Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River)

Event of interestEvent of Interest
1785 Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin

AgreementConstitution of the United States

1788 South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution
Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States
23 may Event of interestEvent of Interest
1813 South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador (“The Liberator”)

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar.

1844 Declaration of Bab (Baha’i festival) (‘Azamat 7, 1)

1853 Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)

1861 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia

1861 Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession from the Union

23 may Event of interestEvent of Interest
1862 Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia Confederate General Stonewall Jackson

1863 Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.
1864 Battle of North Anna, Va, 1st of 3 days of fighting

1865 -24] Victory parade in Washington, D.C. (Grand Review)

1865 Flag flown at full mast over White House for the first time since Lincoln was shot

23 may Event of  interest
1867 Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)

Outlaw Jesse James
1873 1st Preakness: G Barbee aboard Survivor wins in 2:43

1873 Canada’s North West Mounted Police Force forms (it didn’t get the “Royal” until 1904)

1873 Postal cards sold in SF for 1st time

1876 1st NL no-hitter (Joe Borden, Boston)

1878 Atty John Henry Smyth named US minister to Liberia

1882 6″ of snow falls in eastern Iowa

1883 9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43

1883 Baseball game between one-armed & one-legged players

1884 12th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Knight of Ellerslie wins in 2:39.5

1887 1st transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC

1894 William Love hosts groundbreaking ceremonies for Love Canal

1898 1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Francisco

1900 Associated Press News Service forms in NY

1901 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21

1901 Indians score 9 runs after 2 outs in 9th to beat Senators 14-13

1901 Ottawa Mint Act receives Royal Assent

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1901 US captures leader of Filipino rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo.

1903 1st automobile trip across US from San Francisco to NY, ended April 1

1903 1st direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin

1907 The single chamber Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.

1908 Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none killed

1908 Part of Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound, Washington

Event of interestEvent of Interest
1911 NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft 27th US President William Howard Taft

27th US President William Howard Taft

1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary during WW I

1916 Heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun

1917 Dutch 2nd Chamber approves 1908 conscription draft

1918 King Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens

1920 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei

1921 “Shuffle Along” 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC

1922 “Abie’s Irish Rose” 1st of over 2,500 performances

1922 Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat

Event of interestEvent of Interest
1922 Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films

Animator Walt Disney

Animator Walt Disney
Animator Walt Disney

1923 Launch of Belgium’s SABENA airline: first flight from Brussels to Lympne, England

1926 Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard

1926 Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate

1928 Bomb attack on Italian embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die

1931 Whipsnade Zoo opens in Bedfordshire, England

1932 Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hr record of 860 mi, 367 yds

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.

1935 1st scheduled night game postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)

1939 British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949

1939 Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler.

Adolf Hitler


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1939 Submarine USS Squalus sinks in the Gulf of Maine, drowning 26, 33 remaining crew rescued from a depth of 243 ft (74 m) by divers using newly developed heliox air systems (divers later awarded the Medal of Honor)

1940 1st great dogfight between Spitfires and Luftwaffe

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1941 Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis

Joe Louis
Joe Louis

1941 Rudolf Harbig runs world record 1k (2:21.5)

1943 -24] 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund

Event of interestEvent of Interest
1943 Thomas Mann begins writing his novel Dr Faustus.

1944 British and Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo, Italy.

1944 Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front.

1944 Operation Buffalo: Allied break out from Anzio bridgehead

1944 Polo Grounds host 1st NYC night game since 1941

1945 British military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz

1945 German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British

1945 Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi leader & Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44

1945 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) arrested at Danish boundary

1947 PC Hooft prize forms for literature Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1948 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
1948 Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel

1949 Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day)

1949 Federal Republic of [West] Germany created out of the American, British and French occupation zones

1951 Peter Ustinov’s “Love of Four Colonels” premieres in London

1951 Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet signed in Beijing, formally establishes Chinese sovereignty over Tibet

1953 78th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8

1953 WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1956 World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, SF

1958 US schools 1st use Cliff’s Notes
Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958 Mao Zedong starts “Great leap forward” movement in China

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong


1958 Explorer 1 ceases transmission.

1959 “Party with Comden & Green” closes at John Golden NYC after 44 performances

1960 “Finian’s Rainbow” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances

1960 “Got A Girl” by The Four Preps hits #24

1960 Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

1960 WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1960 WKBM TV (now WLII) channel 11 in Caguas/San Juan, PR 1st broadcast

1960 WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1962 Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe Di)


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