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 This day in History - May 23
444 Historic Events for May 23
1911

Melvin M Payne, president (National Geographic Society)

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1911

Boris Kremenliev, composer

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1911

NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft

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1912

David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)

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1912

Jean Fran‡aix, Le Mans France, composer (Naked King)

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1912

John Payne, Roanoke Va, actor (Restless Gun)

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1912

Samuel Curran, vice chancellor (Strathclyde University)

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1912

Marius Goring, Isle of Wight, actor (Herr Palitz-Holocaust)

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1913

Ian Graeme, major-general

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1914

Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine)

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1914

Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher

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1914

Barbara Ward, economist/writer (Only One Earth)

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1914

Alec Dickson, founder (VSO)

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1915

Clyde Wiegand, physicist

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1915

Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary and Germany during WW I

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1916

Heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun

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1916

Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)

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1916

M Jean Francaix, composer

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1917

Dutch 2nd Chamber okays 1908 conscription draft

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1918

Bulent Arel, composer

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1918

Denis Compton, cricketer (England batsman 1938-56 and Arsenal forward)

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1918

King Oil/Shell refinery on Cura‡ao officially opens

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1918

Bumps Blackwell, rocker

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1919

Betty Garrett, St Joseph Mo, actress (Irene-All in the Family)

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1919

Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary

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