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Historical Events In April - 23

Thursday, 02 July 2020

1810  Thomas Wright, historian on this day in history.  

1812  Louis-Antoine Julien, conductor on this day in history.  

1812  Franz Sebastian Haindl, composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1813  Stephen Arnold Douglas, (Little giant), US senator (Lincoln debates) on this day in history.  

1818  On April - 23 james Anthony Froude, historian  

1821  Pierre Dupont, song writer on April - 23.  

1826  On this day in history missolonghi captured by Turks  

1827  William Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of systems of rays on this day in history.  

1827  On this day in history johann F Ritter von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer  

1827  Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, actress (Phaedra/Lady MacBeth), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1828  Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902) on April - 23.  

1838  English steamship "Great Western" crossing Atlantic docks in NYC on April - 23.  

1838  Alfred J Verwee, Flemish painter on April - 23.  

1838  John W Janssens, gov-gen of Cape Colony/Dutch-Indies, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1847  On this day in history erik Gustaf Geijer, composer, dies at 64  

1850  William Wordsworth, poet, dies at 80 on April - 23.  

1851  Civil engineer Sandford Fleming 1827-1915 designs the red Three-Pence Beaver stamp issued this day; the Province of Canada's first regular postage stamp on this day in history.  

1851  On April - 23 canada issues its 1st postage stamps  

1852  Edwin Markham, US, poet (1st winner of Amer Acad of Poets Award 1937) on April - 23.  

1853  On this day in history auguste Laurent, chemist, dies  

1857  Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza) on April - 23.  

1858  On April - 23 the birth of Max Planck, German physicist  

1858  Max K E Ludwig Planck, German physicist (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918) on April - 23.  

1860  Dem convention in Charleston SC divided over slavery on this day in history.  

1861  On this day in history arkansas troops seize Fort Smith  

1861  Arkansas troops seize Ft Smith on April - 23.  

1861  Edmund Henry Hynman, 1st viscount Allenby of Megiddo/Fieldmarshal on this day in history.  

1864  On April - 23 battle of Cane River, LA (Red River Expedition, Monett's Ferry)  

1865  On April - 23 james Dearing, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 24  

1867  On April - 23 queen Victoria & Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel  

1867  Simon Abramsz, Dutch teacher/writer (For the Young Ones) on April - 23.  

1871  On April - 23 blossom Rock in SF Bay blown up  

1877  On April - 23 arthur Farwell, composer  

1878  1st Dutch test drive of steam tram on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1170  Isabelle of Hainaut, queen of France (d. 1190) was born on April - 23.  

1185  King Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223) was born on April - 23.  

1464  Johanna van Valois, Queen of France was born on April - 23.  

1464  On this day in history birth of robert Fayrfax, composer  

1484  Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things) was born on this day in history.  

1500  On April - 23 birth of alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], System theologist/physician  

1500  Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (d. 1565) was born on April - 23.  

1516  On April - 23 birth of georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0034  On this day in history death of christ, crucified, according to Isaac Newton  

0303  On this day in history death of george, knight/saint/patron of England, beheaded  

0725  Death of Wihtred, King of Kent on April - 23.  

0871  On April - 23 ethelred I, king of Wessex/brother of Alfred the Great, dies  

0990  Ekkehart II, [Palatinus], monk to St-Gallen/poet, dies on this day in history.  

0997  Vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague, 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1014  Brian Boru, king of Ireland, dies in battle at 87 on April - 23.  

1016  On April - 23 aethelbred II "the Unready", king of England (979-1016), dies  

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