April 1823 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 22 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
  • Apr 22 British inventor Robert John Tyers patents an in-line roller skate he calls the "Volito", with a single row of 5 wooden wheels, a wooden sole, and a curved iron bar at the front as a rudimentary brake. [1]

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Simón Bolívar Buckner, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1914)

Boss TweedBoss Tweed (1823-1878)

Apr 3 American politician and corrupt New York fraudster, born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 4 Carl Wilhelm Siemens, German engineer and inventor (laid undersea cables), born in Gehrden, Hanover, Germany (d. 1883)
  • Apr 4 Robert Byington Mitchell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1882)
  • Apr 6 Joseph Medill, Canadian newspaper editor, owner and politician (co-owned Chicago Tribune, Mayor of Chicago 1871-73), born in Saint John, New Brunswick (d. 1899)
  • Apr 10 Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Jefferson County, Georgia (d. 1862)
  • Apr 12 Aleksandr Ostrovsky [Alexander Ostrovsky], Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1886)
  • Apr 16 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (number theory), born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1852)
  • Apr 16 Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart [Esther Pariseau], Canadian religious leader (US capitol), born in Saint-Elzéar, Quebec, Canada (d. 1902)
  • Apr 16 Orlando Bolivar Wilcox, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1907)
  • Apr 22 Alfred Gibbs, American Major General (Union Army), born in Long Island, New York (d. 1868)
  • Apr 23 Abdulmejid I, 31st Sultan of Ottoman Empire, born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1861)
  • Apr 30 George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll and Secretary of State for India (1868-74, 1880-85), born in Ardencaple Castle, Dunbartonshire (d. 1900)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 7 Jacques Charles [Jacques-Alexandre-César Charles], French inventor and balloonist (with Nicholas Robert was 1st to take flight in a hydrogen balloon), dies at 76
  • Apr 10 Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (elementary philosophy), dies at 65
  • Apr 23 Joseph Nollekens, English sculptor (portrait busts, patronized by George III), dies at 85