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 This day in History - October 23
334 Historic Events for October 23
1767

H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer

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1773

Pietro Generali, composer

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1775

Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army

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1782

Joseph Reipel, composer, dies at 73

Death
1788

Sarah Hale, founder (Seaman's Aid Society of Boston)

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1790

Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed)

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1794

Joseph Panny, composer

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1797

John J Rochussen, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1845-51)

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1799

William Paca, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 58

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1801

Johann Gottlieb Naumann, German composer, dies at 60

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1801

Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer

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1805

Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Nachsommer)

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1805

Sailing ship "Aeneus" sinks off Newfoundland killing 340

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1806

Franz Seydelmann, composer, dies at 58

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1810

[Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary (NY Tribune)

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1812

Failed coup against emperor Napoleon

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1814

1st plastic surgery is performed (England)

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1819

Isac Baker Woodbury, composer

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1820

James Monroe Goggin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1889

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1824

Thomas Gamble Pitcher, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

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1824

1st steam locomotive is introduced

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1828

Turner Ashby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

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1835

Adlai Stevenson, (D) 23rd VP (1893-97)

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1844

Robert S Bridges, England, poet laureate (Eros and Psyche)

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1844

Louis Riel, Manitoba, leader of insurrection of M‚tis

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