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Historical Events In December - 23

Thursday, 01 October 2020

1699  On December - 23 joseph Gibbs, composer  

1709  On December - 23 jean-Noel Hamal, composer  

1714  On December - 23 johann Siebenkas, composer  

1715  On this day in history russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund  

1716  On December - 23 johann Heinrich Rolle, composer  

1724  On December - 23 emperor Charles VI names Maria Elisabeth land guardian of Aust Neth  

1728  On December - 23 prussian Emperor Karel VI sign Treaty of Berlin  

1732  On this day in history richard Arkwright, inventor (spinning frame)  

1749  Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer on December - 23.  

1750  Frederik Augustus I, the Righteous, king of Saxony (1806-27) on December - 23.  

1751  On this day in history france sets plan to tax clergymen  

1758  Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York on December - 23.  

1761  Alestair Ruadh MacDonnell, Scottish Jacobite spy on December - 23.  

1763  On December - 23 john Davy, composer  

1776  On this day in history continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France  

1776  On this day in history thomas Paine writes "These are the times that try men's souls"  

1777  On this day in history the birth of Alexander I, Tsar of Russia during Napoleon's disastrous campaign  

1777  On December - 23 aleksandr I P Romanov, tsar of Russia (1801-25)  

1779  On this day in history benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct  

1780  On December - 23 charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher  

1783  On this day in history washington resigns as US Army's commander-in-chief  

1783  General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history maryland votes to cede a 10 mile area for District of Columbia  

1788  On this day in history maryland votes to cede a 10 sqaure mile area for Dist of Columbia  

1790  On December - 23 jean-Francois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics  

1793  Thomas Jefferson warned of slave revolts in West Indies on this day in history.  

1795  On this day in history philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel)  

1804  On this day in history charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk)  

1805  The birth of Joseph Smith, American Mormon leader on December - 23.  

1805  On December - 23 joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vermont, founder (Mormon Church)  

1808  Thomas Turner, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883 on this day in history.  

1812  On December - 23 samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)  

1812  On this day in history michel Delalande, composer, dies at 73  

1815  On this day in history henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1173  On this day in history birth of louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)  

1174  Louis I, Duke of Wittelsbach was born on December - 23.  

1513  On December - 23 birth of thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577)  

1537  On this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1544  Anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71) was born on December - 23.  

1548  On this day in history birth of pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)  

1582  Severo Bonini, composer was born on this day in history.  

1597  On this day in history birth of martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"  

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Famous Deaths In December - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0558  On this day in history childebert, king of France (511-58), dies at about 62  

0679  On December - 23 death of dagobert II, king of Austrasia (676-679), murdered  

0910  On December - 23 death of naum of Preslav, Bulgarian scholar  

0913  Death of Conrad of Franconia on this day in history.  

0918  Conrad I, East Frankish/German king (911-18), dies on December - 23.  

1116  On this day in history ivo van Chartres, French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies  

1230  On December - 23 death of berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard I of England  

1236  On December - 23 philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies  

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