On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1813

Historical Events

  • The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon is turned over to the rival British North West Company (the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest was dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom).

Famous Birthdays

Ludwig Leichhardt

Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer of inland Australia, born in Trebatsch, Prussia (d. c. 1848)

1813 Highlights

About October 23, 1813

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 208 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio