On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1773

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Ludwig Hellwig, German composer, born in Bliesdorf, Germany (d. 1838)
  • Thomas Brisbane, British soldier, administrator and astronomer, born in Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1860)

Famous Deaths

  • George Edwards, English naturalist and ornithologist (father of British ornithology), dies at 79