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 This day in History - May 23
444 Historic Events for May 23
1783

James Otis, American lawyer, dies

Death
1785

William Woollett, engraver, dies

Death
1785

Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

Event
1788

SC becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution

Event
1790

Jules-S‚bastien-C‚sar Dumont d'Urville, explorer

Birth
1794

Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer

Birth
1795

Charles Barry, architect

Birth
1799

Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)

Birth
1812

Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)

Birth
1813

Mason Brayman, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

Birth
1820

James Buchanan Eads, US, engineer/inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis)

Birth
1824

Ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1828

Edward Hitchcock, America's 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College)

Birth
1832

Pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer

Birth
1834

Charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76

Death
1837

James Sanks Brisbin, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

Birth
1838

John W Janssens, gov-gen (Cape Colony), dies at 75

Death
1841

Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 76

Death
1842

Jos‚ de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34

Death
1843

Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer

Birth
1844

'Abdu'l-Bah , early Bah '¡ leader ('Azamat 7, 1)

Birth
1844

Declaration of B b (Bah '¡ festival) ('Azamat 7, 1)

Event
1848

Otto Lilienthal, pioneer aviator

Birth
1848

Helmuth J L von Moltke, German general/chief of staff (WW I)

Birth
1849

K roly earl Khuen-H‚derv ry, Premier of Hungary (1910-12)

Birth