Historical Events for Year 1823
Events 1 - 27 of 27
Jan 3rd - Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
Jan 27th - President Monroe appoints first US ambassadors to South America
Feb 2nd - Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice
Feb 20th - English Capt James Weddell reaches 74°15' S, 1520 km from S pole
Mar 11th - 1st normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vt
Apr 22nd - Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
Apr 22nd - R J Tyers patents roller skates
Apr 24th - Eugene Scribes "Le Menteur Veridique" premieres in Paris
May 8th - "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London)
May 10th - 1st steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft Snelling
Jun 16th - King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp
Jul 1st - 9th US Postmaster General: John McLean of Ohio takes office
Jul 1st - United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico
Jul 2nd - Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.
Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin Jul 14th - Switzerland signs boundaries for fugitives
Jul 15th - A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
Jul 24th - Slavery is abolished in Chile.
Sep 10th - Simon Bolivar named president of Peru
Sep 21st - Moroni 1st appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith
Oct 5th - Weber visits Beethoven
Oct 12th - Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)
Nov 12th - Great North Holland Canal (Amsterdam) opens
Dec 2nd - President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine", a US foreign policy regarding Latin America
Dec 13th - Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London
Dec 19th - Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law in US
Dec 20th - Franz Schubert's "Ballet-Musik aus Rosamunde," premieres in Vienna
Composer Franz Schubert Dec 23rd - "Visit from St Nicholas" by C Moore published in Troy (NY) Sentinel