Historical Events in July 1823

  • Jul 1 9th US Postmaster General: John McLean of Ohio takes office
  • Jul 1 United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico
  • Jul 2 Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.
  • Jul 14 Switzerland signs boundaries for fugitives
  • Jul 15 A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
  • Jul 24 Slavery is abolished in Chile.