Historical Events on May 23, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on May 23rd This Day in History

Year Name
2022 Anthony Albanese of the Australian Labor Party is sworn in as the 31st Prime Minister of Australia after winning the 2022 Australian federal election, ending 9 years of conservative rule.
2021 A cable car falls from a mountain near Lake Maggiore in northern Italy, killing 14 people.
2021 Ryanair Flight 4978 is forced to land by Belarusian authorities to detain dissident journalist Roman Protasevich.
2017 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao, following the Maute's attack in Marawi.
2016 Two suicide bombings, conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, kill at least 45 potential army recruits in Aden, Yemen.
2016 Eight bombings are carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Jableh and Tartus, coastline cities in Syria. One hundred eighty-four people are killed and at least 200 people injured.
2015 At least 46 people are killed as a result of floods caused by a tornado in Texas and Oklahoma.
2014 Seven people, including the perpetrator, are killed and another 14 injured in a killing spree near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara.
2013 A freeway bridge carrying Interstate 5 over the Skagit River collapses in Mount Vernon, Washington.
2008 The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.
2006 Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts.
2002 The "55 parties" clause of the Kyoto Protocol is reached after its ratification by Iceland.
1998 The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with roughly 75% voting yes.
1995 The first version of the Java programming language is released.
1992 Italy's most prominent anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three body guards are killed by the Corleonesi clan with a half-ton bomb near Capaci, Sicily. His friend and colleague Paolo Borsellino will be assassinated less than two months later, making 1992 a turning point in the history of Italian Mafia prosecutions.
1971 Seventy-eight people are killed when Aviogenex Flight 130 crashes on approach to Rijeka Airport in present-day Rijeka, Croatia (then the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia).
1971 The Intercontinental Hotel in Bucharest opens, becoming the second-tallest building in the city.
1960 A tsunami caused by an earthquake in Chile the previous day kills 61 people in Hilo, Hawaii.
1951 Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement with China.
1949 Cold War: The Western occupying powers approve the Basic Law and establish a new German state, the Federal Republic of Germany.
1948 Thomas C. Wasson, the US Consul-General, is assassinated in Jerusalem, Israel.
1945 World War II: Heinrich Himmler, head of the Schutzstaffel, commits suicide while in Allied custody.
1945 World War II: Germany's Flensburg Government under Karl Dönitz is dissolved when its members are arrested by British forces.
1939 The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the following day.
1934 American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
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.
1932 In Brazil, four students are shot and killed during a manifestation against the Brazilian dictator Getúlio Vargas, which resulted in the outbreak of the Constitutionalist Revolution several weeks later.
1915 World War I: Italy joins the Allies, fulfilling its part of the Treaty of London.
1911 The New York Public Library is dedicated.
1907 The unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
1905 The Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II publicly announces the creation of the Ullah Millet for the Aromanians of the empire, which had been established one day earlier. For this reason, the Aromanian National Day is usually celebrated on May 23,[3] although some do so on May 22 instead.
1900 American Civil War: Sergeant William Harvey Carney is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism in the Assault on the Battery Wagner in 1863.
1873 The Canadian Parliament establishes the North-West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
1863 The General German Workers' Association, a precursor of the modern Social Democratic Party of Germany, is founded in Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony.
1846 Mexican–American War: President Mariano Paredes of Mexico unofficially declares war on the United States.
1844 Declaration of the Báb the evening before the 23rd: A merchant of Shiraz announces that he is a Prophet and founds a religious movement that would later be brutally crushed by the Persian government. He is considered to be a forerunner of the Baháʼí Faith; Baháʼís celebrate the day as a holy day.
1829 Accordion patent granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna, Austrian Empire.
1793 Battle of Famars during the Flanders Campaign of the War of the First Coalition.
1788 South Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution as the eighth American state.
1706 John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, defeats a French army under Marshal François de Neufville, duc de Villeroy at the Battle of Ramillies.
1618 The Second Defenestration of Prague precipitates the Thirty Years' War.
1609 Official ratification of the Second Virginia Charter takes place.
1568 Dutch rebels led by Louis of Nassau, defeat Jean de Ligne, Duke of Arenberg, and his loyalist troops in the Battle of Heiligerlee, opening the Eighty Years' War.
1533 The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void.
1498 Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy.
1430 Joan of Arc is captured at the Siege of Compiègne by troops from the Burgundian faction.
Famous People Born on May 23

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Year Name
1946 David Graham, Australian golfer
1988 Angelo Ogbonna, Italian footballer
1966 Graeme Hick, Zimbabwean-English cricketer and coach
1956 Andrea Pazienza, Italian illustrator and painter (d. 1988)
1933 Ove Fundin, Swedish motorcycle racer
1967 Luís Roberto Alves, Mexican footballer
1965 Melissa McBride, American actress
1919 Betty Garrett, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2011)
1914 Celestine Sibley, American journalist and author (d. 1999)
1794 Ignaz Moscheles, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1870)
Famous People Deaths On May 23

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Date Name
1125 Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1086)
1749 Abraham ben Abraham, Polish martyr (b. 1700)
1999 Owen Hart, Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1965)
1886 Leopold von Ranke, German historian and academic (b. 1795)
1979 S. Selvanayagam, Sri Lankan geographer and academic (b. 1932)
1937 John D. Rockefeller, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Standard Oil Company and Rockefeller University (b. 1839)
1524 Ismail I, First Emperor of Safavid Empire (b. 1487)
1813 Géraud Duroc, French general and diplomat (b. 1772)
1938 Frederick Ruple, Swiss-American painter (b. 1871)
2009 Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean soldier and politician, 9th President of South Korea (b. 1946)