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 This day in History - December 23
368 Historic Events for December 23
1804

Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk)

Birth
1805

Joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vt, founder (Mormon Church)

Birth
1808

Thomas Turner, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883

Birth
1812

William Hauser, composer

Birth
1812

Michel Delalande, composer, dies at 73

Death
1812

Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)

Birth
1815

Henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat

Birth
1818

David Addison Weisiger, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899

Birth
1823

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

Event
1823

Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer

Birth
1827

Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Austrian admiral (Helgoland/Lissa)

Birth
1828

Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)

Birth
1830

Adam Minchejmer, composer

Birth
1832

Dutch troops in Antwerp surrender

Event
1834

Joseph Hansom of London receives patent for Hansom cabs

Event
1834

Thomas R Malthus, English vicar/economist (moral restraint)

Birth
1845

Gustave Ador, union president of Austria (1919)

Birth
1845

Emmanuel-Persillier Lachapelle, dr (found Notre Dame Hosp Montreal)

Birth
1852

1st Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco

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1853

Maria Teresa Carreno, composer

Birth
1853

Giacomo Puccini, Italy, composer

Birth
1855

Alan Gray, composer

Birth
1858

Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, playwright (Life in Russian Theater)

Birth
1860

Harriet Monroe, Chicago, poet/editor of Poetry magazine (You and I)

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1862

Henri Pirenne, Belgian historian (History of Belgium)

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