On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1900

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

Hans Frank

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

1900 Highlights

About May 23, 1900

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini