On This Day

Historical Events in December 1823

Historic Event

Dec 2 US President James Monroe declares the "Monroe Doctrine" opposing European colonialism in the Americas, arguing any European political intervention in the New World would be a hostile act against the United States

Music History

Dec 13 Gioachino Rossini arrives in London

  • Dec 19 Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law in US

Theater Premiere

Dec 20 Play "Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus" by Helmina von Ch├ęzy with incidental music by Franz Schubert premieres in Vienna

  • Dec 23 "Visit from St Nicholas" by C Moore published in Troy (NY) Sentinel