On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1824

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAmbrose Burnside

Ambrose Burnside, American soldier, industrialist and politician (Governor of Rhode Island, 1866-69) who popularized sideburns, born in Liberty, Indiana (d. 1881)

Union General, Politician and Industrialist Ambrose Burnside
Union General, Politician and Industrialist
Ambrose Burnside

1824 Highlights

About May 23, 1824

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 196 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini