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Historical Events In December - 23

Thursday, 26 May 2022

1818  David Addison Weisiger, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899 on this day in history.  

1823  "Visit from St Nicholas" by C Moore published in Troy (New York) Sentinel on December - 23.  

1823  On this day in history "Visit from St Nicholas" by C Moore published in Troy (NY) Sentinel  

1823  On December - 23 alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer  

1827  On December - 23 wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Austrian admiral (Helgoland/Lissa)  

1828  Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter) on this day in history.  

1830  On this day in history adam Minchejmer, composer  

1832  Dutch troops in Antwerp surrender on this day in history.  

1834  English architect, Joseph Hansom, patents his 'safety cab' known as the 'Hansom' cab on December - 23.  

1834  Joseph Hansom of London receives patent for Hansom cabs on December - 23.  

1834  On this day in history thomas R Malthus, English vicar/economist (moral restraint)  

1845  Emmanuel-Persillier Lachapelle, dr (found Notre Dame Hosp Montreal) on December - 23.  

1852  On this day in history first Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco  

1852  On this day in history 1st Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco  

1853  Giacomo Puccini, Italy, composer on December - 23.  

1855  Alan Gray, composer on this day in history.  

1858  Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, playwright (Life in Russian Theater) on this day in history.  

1860  Harriet Monroe, Chicago, poet/editor of Poetry magazine (You & I) on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history union General Ben "Beast" Butler is proclaimed a "felon, outlaw & common enemy of mankind" by Jefferson Davis  

1862  Union Gen Ben "Beast" Butler is proclaimed a "felon, outlaw & common enemy of mankind" by Jefferson Davis on December - 23.  

1862  Henri Pirenne, Belgian historian (History of Belgium) on this day in history.  

1867  On this day in history first self-made millionairess (Sarah Breedlove-hair straightener)  

1867  1st self-made millionairess (Sarah Breedlove-hair straightner) on December - 23.  

1867  On this day in history madame C J Walker, Louisiana, cosmetic mogul  

1876  On December - 23 turkey's 1st constitution proclaimed  

1883  On this day in history hubert M E Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45)  

1886  On December - 23 albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)  

1887  Eric Blore, London England, actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad) on this day in history.  

1888  Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cuts off his left ear on this day in history.  

1888  Eric Blore, English/US actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad) on December - 23.  

1891  Holger Simon Paulli, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1893  The opera "Hansel und Gretel" is produced (Weimar) on December - 23.  

1893  Opera "Hansel und Gretel" is produced (Weimar) on December - 23.  

1893  Ann O'Neal, Missouri, actress (Nana-Professional Father) on December - 23.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1173  Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231) was born on this day in history.  

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

1513  On this day in history birth of thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577)  

1537  On December - 23 birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1544  On this day in history birth of anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71)  

1548  Pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae) was born on December - 23.  

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

1597  Martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry" was born on December - 23.  

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 December - 23.  

0918  On this day in history conrad I, East Frankish/German king (911-18), dies  

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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