What Happened in June 1823

Historical Events

  • Jun 16 King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Gédéon Ouimet, French Canadian politician (d. 1905)
  • Jun 5 George Thorndike Angell, American lawyer and advocate for the humane treatment of animals (ASPCA), born in Southbridge, Massachusetts (d. 1909)
  • Jun 8 Robert Morris, 1st successful African American lawyer in the US and Abolitionist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • Jun 11 James Lawson Kemper, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Madison County, Virginia (d. 1895)
  • Jun 13 Gustave Paul Cluseret, French Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Suresnes, France (d. 1900)
  • Jun 17 John Henry Hobart Ward, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1903)
  • Jun 20 Jesse Lee Reno, American Major General (Union Army), born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1862)
  • Jun 21 Edward Elmer Potter, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1889)
  • Jun 21 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1873)
  • Jun 25 James Dunwoody Bulloch, Confederacy's chief foreign agent in Great Britain during the American Civil War, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1901)
  • Jun 26 Frederick Bowen Jewson, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1891)
  • Jun 30 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Parsi entrepreneur and founder of the first textile mills in India, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1901)
  • Jun 30 Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer and dramatist (2 Tudors), born in 's-Graveland, North Holland (d. 1906)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal, dies at 53