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 This day in History - December 23
368 Historic Events for December 23
1696

Johann David Mayer, composer, dies at 60

Death
1699

Joseph Gibbs, composer

Birth
1709

Jean-Noel Hamal, composer

Birth
1714

Johann Siebenkas, composer

Birth
1715

Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund

Event
1716

Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer

Birth
1724

Emperor Charles VI names Maria Elisabeth land guardian of Aust Neth

Event
1728

Prussian Emperor Karel VI sign Treaty of Berlin

Event
1732

Richard Arkwright, inventor (spinning frame)

Birth
1734

Filinto El¡sio, [Francisco M do Nascimento], Portuguese poet

Birth
1749

Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer

Birth
1750

Frederik Augustus I, the Righteous, king of Saxony (1806-27)

Birth
1751

France sets plan to tax clergymen

Event
1763

John Davy, composer

Birth
1776

Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France

Event
1776

Thomas Paine writes "These are the times that try men's souls"

Event
1777

Aleksandr I P Romanov, tsar of Russia (1801-25)

Birth
1779

Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct

Event
1780

Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher

Birth
1783

Washington resigns as US Army's commander-in-chief

Event
1788

Maryland votes to cede a 10ý mile area for Dist of Columbia

Event
1789

Charles-Michel abb‚ de l'Ep‚‚, (school for the deaf), dies at 77

Death
1790

Jean-Fran‡ois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics

Birth
1793

Thomas Jefferson warned of slave revolts in West Indies

Event
1795

Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel)

Birth