Events in year of 1823

  • 01-27President Monroe appoints 1st US ambassadors to South America
  • 03-111st normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vermont
  • 04-22Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
  • 04-22R J Tyers patents roller skates
  • 05-08"Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London)
  • 05-101st steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft Snelling
  • 06-16King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp
  • 07-019th Postmaster General: John McLean of Ohio takes office
  • 07-01United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico
  • 07-14Switzerland signs boundaries for fugitives
  • 09-10Simon Bolivar named President of Peru
  • 09-21Moroni 1st appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith
  • 10-05Weber visits Beethoven
  • 10-12Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)
  • 11-12Great North Holland Canal (Amsterdam) opens
  • 12-02President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine"
  • 12-13Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London
  • 12-19Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law
  • 12-20Franz Schuberts "Ballet-Musik aus Rosamunde, " premieres in Vienna
  • 12-23"Visit from St. Nicholas" by C Moore published in Troy (NY) Sentinel

People born in year of 1823

  • 01-03Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens: Flemish composer
  • 01-04Otto van Rees: Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)
  • 01-04Peter Joseph Osterhaus: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1917
  • 01-05William Rockstro: Composer
  • 01-08Alfred Russel Wallace: British zoologist / co-discoverer (evolution)
  • 01-21Alexandre Edouard Goria: Composer
  • 01-27Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo: France -- Composer (Symphonie Espagnole)
  • 01-29Franklin Gardner: Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 02-07Richard Genee: Composer
  • 02-15Li Hung-Tshang: Chinese rebel leader / Viceroy of Tsheli Canton
  • 02-16John Daniel Imboden: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
  • 02-27Ferdinand Van Derveer: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
  • 02-27William Buel Franklin: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
  • 02-28Ernest Renan: French philosopher / historian / Scholar of religion
  • 03-12William Flank Perry: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
  • 03-14Roswell Sabine Ripley: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1887
  • 03-16William Henry Monk: Composer
  • 03-19Cornelis A van Sypesteyn: Dutch Governor of Surinam (1873-82)
  • 03-20John Echols: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
  • 03-23Schuyler Colfax: (R) 17th VP (1869-73)
  • 03-25William Thompson Martin: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1910
  • 03-27Samuel Kosciusko Zook: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 03-30Joseph Farmer Knipe: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1901
  • 04-01Simon Bolivar Buckner: Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), died in 1914
  • 04-03William Macy "Boss" Tweed: Corrupt political boss (NYC)
  • 04-04Karl Wilhelm Siemens: Inventor (laid undersea cables)
  • 04-04Robert Byington Mitchell: Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 04-06Joseph Medill: St. John, New Brunswick -- Newspaper editor (Chicago Tribune)
  • 04-10Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 04-12Aleksandr Ostrovsky: Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers)

People died in year of 1823

  • 01-17Zacharius Werner: German playwright, dies at 36
  • 02-07Ann Radcliffe (Ward): English Poet / Author of horror novels, dies at 58
  • 02-16Johann Gottfried Schict: Composer, dies at 69
  • 02-26John P Kemble: English actor / director (Covent Garden), dies at 66
  • 03-18Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval: Composer, dies at 69
  • 03-24Cornelis van Foreest: Dutch mayor (Alkmaar), dies at 66
  • 03-25Coelestin Jungbauer: Composer, dies at 75
  • 05-15Antonio Frantisek Becvarovsky: Composer, dies at 69
  • 06-01Louis Nicholas Davout: French Field Marshal, dies at 53
  • 08-03Jacob A Uitenhage de Mist: Dutch politician / colonial dir, dies at 74
  • 08-20Pius VII [Luigi B Chiaramonti]: Pope (1800-23), dies at 83
  • 09-17Abraham L Breguet: French clock maker, dies at 76
  • 09-20Daniel Steibelt: Composer, dies at 57
  • 10-26Josef Preindl: Composer, dies at 67
  • 11-12Emmanuel Aloys Forster: Composer, dies at 75
  • 12-03Joseph Pouteau: Composer, dies at 84
  • 12-07Johann Gottlieb Schwencke: Composer, dies at 79
  • 12-14Vincenzo Cuoco: Italian Historian (Naple revolution 1799), dies at 53
  • 12-19Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel: Composer, dies at 67
  • 12-24Philipp Christoph Kayser: Composer, dies at 68

Events in year of 1824

  • 01-21Ashantees defeat British at Accra, West Africa
  • 01-28William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)
  • 02-04J W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to public
  • 02-10Simon Bolivar named Dictator by the Congress of Peru
  • 02-16Athenaeum founded
  • 03-02Interstate commerce comes under federal control
  • 03-07Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto, " premieres in Venice
  • 03-11US War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • 03-17England and Netherlands sign a trade agreement
  • 03-21Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses
  • 05-02Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)
  • 05-24Pope Leo XII proclaims a universal jubilee
  • 05-26Brazil is recognized by US
  • 06-08Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
  • 07-24Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson
  • 08-14General Lafayette returns to US
  • 08-15Freed American slaves forms country of Liberia
  • 09-26Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) and lives
  • 10-04Mexico becomes a Republic
  • 10-21Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England)
  • 10-231st steam locomotive is introduced
  • 11-02Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Jackson beats J Q Adams
  • 11-07St. Petersburg flood
  • 11-15Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)
  • 11-19Storm causes St. Petersburg flood, killing 10,000
  • 11-211st Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 12-01House of Reps begins to end election deadlock between JQ Adams
  • 12-01Jackson, WH Crawford and H Clay Adams eventually declared President
  • 12-09Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
  • 12-16Great North Holland Canal opens

People born in year of 1824

  • 01-07James Morrison Hawes: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
  • 01-08Per August Olander: Composer
  • 01-08William Wilkie Collins: English Novelist (Woman in White)
  • 01-13Ignacy Marceli Komorowski: Composer
  • 01-21Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson: Lieutenant General 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed)
  • 01-22Josef Leopold Zvonar: Composer
  • 01-29Karl von Perfall: Composer
  • 02-03George Thomas "Tige" Anderson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 02-03Nathan George "Shanks" Evans: Brigadier General (Confederacy), died in 1868
  • 02-07William Higgins: Discoverer (nature of spiral nebulae)
  • 02-08Barnard Elliot Bee: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1861
  • 02-10Samuel Plimsoll: Bristol, England -- Inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)
  • 02-12Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati: Indian hindu leader
  • 02-14Winfield Scott Hancock: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
  • 02-17William Farrar "Baldy" Smith: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
  • 02-19Constantine D Uschinsky: Russian educator
  • 02-23Lewis Cass Hunt: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
  • 02-24John Crawford Vaughn: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
  • 02-26Carlos Calvo: Arg diplomat / people rights Scholar (Calvo Clause)
  • 02-28Charles Blondin: France -- Acrobat / aerialist
  • 02-28John Creed Moore: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1910
  • 03-02Bedrich Friedrich Smetana: Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)
  • 03-02Henry Beebee Carrington: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1912
  • 03-05Elisha Harris: United States -- Physician / founder of the American Public Health Association
  • 03-05James Merritt Ives: Lithographer (Currier & Ives)
  • 03-09Leland Stanford: (Gov / Sen) / founder of Stanford University
  • 03-10Thomas James Churchill: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1905
  • 03-12Gustav R Kirchoff: Prussia -- Physicist (spectral analysis)
  • 03-15Branko Radicevic: Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
  • 03-22William Henry Chase Whiting: Major General (Confederate Army)

People died in year of 1824

  • 01-10Victor Emanuel I: King of Sardinia (1802-21), dies at 64
  • 01-26Edward Jenner: Discoverer (vaccination)
  • 01-29Louise MC Countess of Albany: Henegouws salon owner, dies at 71
  • 02-01Maria Theresia von Paradis: Composer, dies at 64
  • 02-08Rhijnvis Feith: Dutch mayor / writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71
  • 02-09Anna K Emmerick / Emmerich: German poet, dies at 49
  • 02-22John Davy: Composer, dies at 60
  • 03-03Giovanni Battista Viotti: Italian violist / composer, dies at 70
  • 03-09Jacobus J Cramer: Priest of Holland / Zealand / Friesland, dies at 79
  • 03-12Heinrich Carl Ebell: Composer, dies at 48
  • 03-22Johann Melchior Dreyer: Composer, dies at 76
  • 04-15Theodorus F van Capellen: Vice-admiral (Algiers), dies at 61
  • 04-18Edward Jones: Composer, dies at 72
  • 04-19George Gorden Noel "Lord" Byron: Poet, dies at 36
  • 04-24Herman Muntinghe: Theologist (History of Mankind), dies at 71
  • 05-15Alexander Campbell: Composer, dies at 60
  • 06-18Ferdinand III JJ-B: Archduke of Austria / ruler of Toscane, dies at 55
  • 07-20Joan M Kemper: Lawyer (layed-out Civil Code)
  • 08-21John Taylor: Philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70
  • 08-21Santiago Ferrer: Composer, dies at 62
  • 09-16Louis XVIII SX: Earl of Province / King of France (1814-24)
  • 09-17Giacomo Tritto: Composer, dies at 91
  • 11-30Johann Georg Christoph Schetky: Composer, dies at 87
  • 12-25Barbara Krudener: Mystic visionary who renounced nobility, dies at 60