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Historical Events In December - 23

Friday, 20 May 2022

1699  Joseph Gibbs, composer on December - 23.  

1709  On this day in history jean-Noel Hamal, composer  

1714  Johann Siebenkas, composer on this day in history.  

1715  Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund on December - 23.  

1716  On this day in history johann Heinrich Rolle, composer  

1724  Emperor Charles VI names Maria Elisabeth land guardian of Aust Neth on this day in history.  

1728  Prussian Emperor Karel VI sign Treaty of Berlin on December - 23.  

1732  Richard Arkwright, inventor (spinning frame) on December - 23.  

1749  Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer on December - 23.  

1750  On December - 23 frederik Augustus I, the Righteous, king of Saxony (1806-27)  

1751  On December - 23 france sets plan to tax clergymen  

1758  On December - 23 nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York  

1761  On this day in history alestair Ruadh MacDonnell, Scottish Jacobite spy  

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  The birth of Alexander I, Tsar of Russia during Napoleon's disastrous campaign on December - 23.  

1777  On this day in history aleksandr I P Romanov, tsar of Russia (1801-25)  

1779  Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct on December - 23.  

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

1783  Washington resigns as US Army's commander-in-chief on this day in history.  

1783  General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress on December - 23.  

1788  On December - 23 maryland votes to cede a 10 mile area for District of Columbia  

1788  Maryland votes to cede a 10 sqaure mile area for Dist of Columbia on December - 23.  

1790  Jean-Francois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics on this day in history.  

1793  On December - 23 thomas Jefferson warned of slave revolts in West Indies  

1795  On December - 23 philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel)  

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

1805  On this day in history the birth of Joseph Smith, American Mormon leader  

1805  Joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vermont, founder (Mormon Church) on December - 23.  

1808  On December - 23 thomas Turner, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883  

1812  Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty) on December - 23.  

1812  Michel Delalande, composer, dies at 73 on December - 23.  

1815  Henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1173  On December - 23 birth of louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)  

1174  On this day in history birth of louis I, Duke of Wittelsbach  

1513  Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577) was born on December - 23.  

1537  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on this day in history.  

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

1548  On December - 23 birth of pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)  

1582  On December - 23 birth of severo Bonini, composer  

1597  On December - 23 birth of martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"  

Famous Deaths In December - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0558  On December - 23 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 this day in history death of naum of Preslav, Bulgarian scholar  

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

0918  On December - 23 conrad I, East Frankish/German king (911-18), dies  

1116  On December - 23 ivo van Chartres, French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies  

1230  Death of Berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard I of England on this day in history.  

1236  Philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies on December - 23.  

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