Today – May 23


Today’s Memorable Events

  • May 23 1788  – South Carolina was admitted to the Union and became the 8th United State

Notable Foreign Birthdays

Otto Lilienthal – German aeronautical pioneer.

Otto Lilienthal
Otto Lilienthal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Otto Lilienthal (23 May 1848  –  10 August 1896) was a pioneer of human aviation who became known as the German Glider King. He was the first person to make repeated successful gliding flights. He followed an experimental approach first established earlier in the century by Sir George Cayley. Newspapers and magazines in many countries published photographs of Lilienthal gliding, favorably influencing public and scientific opinion about the possibility of flying machines becoming practical reality after ages of idle fantasy and unscientific tinkering.

U. S. Contemporaries: Civil War Cycle – Progressive Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1843-1859)

Carl LinnaeusFather of modern taxonomy

Carl von Linné, Alexander Roslin, 1775. Oil pa...
Carl von Linné, Alexander Roslin, 1775. Oil painting in the portrait collection at Gripsholm Castle. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology.

U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Awakening Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1701-1723)

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Heritage Birthday

Ruth (Hewett) Tunison was born on this day in 1857

Ruth (Hewett) Tunison (23 May 1857, New York – 29 May 1915, Iowa) was my Great-grandmother.  In 1875 she was married to Ira Tunison in Iowa.

Civil War Cycle – Era of Slavery Expansion – Third Turning, Unraveling (1838-1859)

Progressive Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1843-1859)

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