What Happened in April 1823

Historical Events

  • Apr 22 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
  • Apr 22 R J Tyers patents roller skates
  • Apr 24 Eugene Scribes opera "Le Menteur Veridique" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Simon Bolivar Buckner, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1914)

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Apr 3 William M. "Boss" Tweed, American politician and corrupt New York political boss, born in New York City (d. 1878)

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  • Apr 4 Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables)
  • Apr 4 Robert Byington Mitchell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Apr 6 Joseph Medill, St John NB Canada, newspaper editor (Chicago Tribune)
  • Apr 10 Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Apr 12 Aleksandr Ostrovsky, Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers)
  • Apr 16 Mother Joseph, [Esther Pariseau], religious leader (US capitol)
  • Apr 16 Orlando Bolivar Wilcox, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1907)
  • Apr 16 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (d. 1852)
  • Apr 22 Alfred Gibbs, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1868)
  • Apr 23 Abd-ul-Mejid, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1861)
  • Apr 30 George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll and Secretary of State for India (1868-74, 1880-85), born in Ardencaple Castle, Dunbartonshire (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Jacques Charles, French chemist (b. 1746)
  • Apr 7 Jacques-Alexandre-C├ęsar Charles, French inventor and balloonist who (with Nicholas Robert) was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon, dies at 76
  • Apr 10 Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (b. 1757)