What Happened on May 23, 1900

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Associated Press News Service forms in NY
  • William Harvey Carney becomes the first African-American soldier awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Civil War at the Battle of Fort Wagner

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestHans Frank

Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (occupied Poland) who was executed at Nuremberg, born in Karlsruhe, Baden, German Empire (d. 1946)

Lawyer Hans Frank
Hans Frank