On This Day

Historical Events in December 1823

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 13 Gioachino Rossini arrives in London

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

Music releaseTheater Premiere

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

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