May 23 in History – What happened on 23 May in Past

✅ Published on May 23rd, 2021 in May in History

23 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 23, the day number in a year is 143 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 144. May 23 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 23 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1430Hundred Years' War Joan of Arc was captured at the Siege of Compiègne.
1498Girolamo Savonarola of Florence was executed for heresy,uttering prophecies, sedition, and other crimes.
1533The Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer annulledHenry VIII's marriage to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, beginningof a chain of events that would culminate in the English Reformation.
1555Giovanni Pietro Carafa became Pope Paul IV and had a short,but tumultuous papacy, during which the Papal States suffered a seriousmilitary defeat.
1568The Netherlands declared their independence from Spain. The Dutch Revolt was the successful revolt of the northern, largely Protestant Seven Provinces of the Low Countries against the rule of the Roman Catholic King Philip II of Spain, who had inherited the region (Seventeen Provinces) from the defunct Duchy of Burgundy. The southern Catholic provinces initially joined in the revolt, but later submitted to Spain.
1592Giordano Bruno was arrested in Vienna. Because they believed that the earth revolves around the sun, not that the sun revolves around the earth. His belief was considered anti-religion.
1618In the Second Defenestration of Prague, Protestant members ofthe Bohemian aristocracy threw Catholic regents of Emperor Ferdinand IIout the third-storey window of Prague Castle, precipitating the ThirtyYears' War.
1701Scottish privateer William Kidd was executed for piracy.
1706Prince of John Churchill Marlborough) defeated France, killing 17,000 people.
1707A volcanic eruption began in Santorini Caldera.
1788South Carolina ratified the United States Constitution as the eighth American state. the colony adopted the Constitution of South Carolina becoming the first republic in America. John Rutledge was elected as the state's first president.
1829Accordion patent granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna, Austrian Empire. Demian's instrument bore little resemblance to modern instruments. It only had a left hand button board, with the right hand simply operating the bellows. One key feature for which Demian sought the patent was the sounding of an entire chord by depressing one key. His instrument also could sound two different chords with the same key.
1844Siyyid `Alí-Muhammad Shírází proclaimed that he was 'theBáb', after a Shi`a religious concept, marking the beginning of theBábí movement, the forerunner of the Bahá'í Faith.
1848Birth of Lilianthal. He taught humans to fly for the first time. His flight made a revolution.
1873The North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was established to bring law and order to and assert Canadian sovereignty over the Northwest Territories.
1879Russian author Ivan Turgenef was awarded a doctorate in civil law by Oxford University. He was the first writer in the world to be given this honor.
1895Representatives of the Astor Library and Lenox Library agreedto merge and form the New York Public Library, now the second-largestpublic library in the United States.
1904The first Wrestling World Championship was held in Vienna.
1915The Quintinshill rail disaster took place on May 22, 1915 near Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, involving 5 trains in the collision. This was the worst rail crash in the history of United Kingdom in terms of fatalities, 226 people were killed in the accident and 246 were injured.
1915At the time of the First World War, Italy declared war against Austria, Hungary and Germany.
1934During a strike against the Electric Auto-Lite company inToledo, Ohio, US, a mob of nearly 10,000 began a riot and a five-dayrunning battle with the Ohio National Guard.
1942Mexico President Manuel Avila Camacho declared war on the Axis powers on May 22, 1942 as a part of World War II, following the attacks on Mexican oil tankers by German submarines.
1947The UK cabinet agreed to Lord Mountbatten's proposal for the partition of India into two states, one Muslim and the other Hindu. The Viceroy is to have a series of talks with Lord Listowel, the Secretary of India.
1949The Federal Republic of Germany was established and the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany is proclaimed. This period is also referred to as the Bonn Republic by academic historians. The Germany was divided into East Germany and West Germany by Berlin Wall.
1949West Germany formally came into force after adopting the constitution.
1951Delegates of the 14th Dalai Lama and the government of thenewly established People's Republic of China signed the Seventeen PointAgreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet, affirming Chinesesovereignty over Tibet.
1958The satellite Explorer 1 ceased transmission. Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States, launched as part of its participation in the International Geophysical Year. The mission followed the first two satellites the previous year; the Soviet Union, beginning the Cold War Space Race between the two nations.
1984Bachendri Pal conquered the summit of Mt. Everest. She is the first Indian women and 5th in the world who achieved this feat. She was an employee in TATA Steel & co. in Jamshedpur.
1984Bachendri Pal became the first Indian woman to conquer Everest, the world's highest peak.
1985A sterile woman gave birth to seven children after treatment. Three of these newborns survived, but all three were also not well. This first major attempt to give birth to the test tube babies was unsuccessful.
1995The first version of the Java programming language was released. Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere" (WORA), meaning that compiled Java code can run on all platforms that support Java without the need for recompilation.
1999Johannes Rau appointed the new President of Federal Germany.
2004In Bangladesh, 250 drowned in the Meghna river due to the storm.
2008To resolve a 29-year-old territorial dispute, the InternationalCourt of Justice awarded Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca toSingapore.
2010Jamaica's military and police force began a manhunt for druglord Christopher Coke, beginning three days of armed conflict with theShower Posse cartel.
2010The Supreme Court of India did not consider it a crime for women and men to live together without marrying.



Famous Birthdays of May 23 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1946Stephen Marks / Business Man / United Kingdom
1998Ross Cunningham / Footballer / Scotland
1910Artie Shaw / Composer / United States of America
1910Hugh Casson / Academic / United Kingdom
1930Richard Anuszkiewicz / Painter / United States of America
1924Karlheinz Deschner / Author / Germany
1940Bjørn Johansen / Saxophonist / Norway
1810Margaret Fuller / Journalist / United States of America
1987Bray Wyatt / Wrestler / United States of America
1964Ruth Metzler / Politician / Switzerland
1942Gabriel Liiceanu / Author / Romania
1958Lea DeLaria / Actress / United States of America
1718William Hunter / Physician / United Kingdom
1944Tiki Fulwood / Drummer / United States of America
1914Harold Hitchcock / Artist / United Kingdom
1882William Halpenny / Pole Vaulter / Canada
1991Aaron Donald / Footballer / United States of America
1966Gary Roberts / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1990Dan Evans / Tennis Player / Britain
1952Martin Parr / Journalist / United Kingdom
1974Jewel / Poet / United States of America
1940Giles Gordon / Author / Scotland
1935Julian Grenfell / Politician / United Kingdom
1997Pedro Chirivella / Footballer / Spain
1988Rosanna Crawford / Biathlete / Canada
1947Bernard Comrie / Academic / United States of America
1925Mac Wiseman / Writer / United States of America
1911Lou Brouillard / Boxer / Canada
1971George Osborne / Politician / United Kingdom
1888Adriaan Roland Holst / Writer / Netherlands

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