Historical Events on May 23, 1939

About May 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 5 months and 24 days

Historical Events

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Adolf Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949

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Dmitri Shostakovich appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad

  • Submarine USS Squalus sinks in the Gulf of Maine, drowning 26, 33 remaining crew rescued from a depth of 243 ft (74 m) by divers using newly developed heliox air systems (divers later awarded the Medal of Honor)