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 This day in History - May 23
444 Historic Events for May 23
1878

Atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia

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1881

Kit Carson, frontiersman, dies

Death
1881

Leopold von Ranke, historian, dies

Death
1882

6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa

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1882

James Gleason, NYC, writer/actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool)

Birth
1883

Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda), dies

Death
1883

Douglas Fairbanks, Denver CO, actor (Zorro/3 Musketeers/Robin Hood)

Birth
1883

Baseball game between one-armed and one-legged players

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1883

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

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1884

12th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Knight of Ellerslie wins in 2:39«

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1886

Hermann Neiáe, writer

Birth
1887

1st transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC

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1887

Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer, dies at 74

Death
1888

Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Raged and Tired)

Birth
1890

Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)

Birth
1890

Virginia Eames, Ft Davis TX, entertainer

Birth
1891

Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer, dies at 73

Death
1891

P„r Lagerkvist, Sweden, novelist/dramatist (Barabbas, Nobel 1951)

Birth
1894

William Love hosts ground breaking ceremonies for Love Canal

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1895

Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96

Death
1897

Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago and Back), dies at 34

Death
1898

Frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)

Birth
1898

Joseph Hazen, lawyer

Birth
1898

1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF

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1900

Associated Press News Service forms in NY

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