December 1823 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine", a US foreign policy regarding Latin America

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • Dec 13 Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London
  • Dec 19 Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law in US
  • Dec 23 "Visit from St Nicholas" by C Moore published in Troy (NY) Sentinel

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 6 Friedrich Max Müller, German orientalist (d. 1900)
  • Dec 7 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker)
  • Dec 21 Jean Henri Fabre, French entomologist (insects & spiders)
  • Dec 25 Preston Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 27 Mackenzie Bowell, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-96), born in Rickinghall, England (d. 1917)

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • Dec 28 Thomas Alexander Scott, Asst Secy War (Union), (d. 1881)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 14 Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naple revolution 1799), dies at 53