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 This day in History - December 23
368 Historic Events for December 23
1862

Union Gen Ben "Beast" Butler is proclaimed a "felon, outlaw and common enemy of mankind" by Jefferson Davis

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1865

Albrecht MAPJ, duke of Wrttemberg/general-fieldmarshal

Birth
1867

1st self-made millionairess (Sarah Breedlove-hair straightner)

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1867

Madame C J Walker, Louisiana, cosmetic mogul

Birth
1876

Turkey's 1st constitution proclaimed

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1883

Hubert M E Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45)

Birth
1886

Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)

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1887

John Cromwell, Toledo OH, actor/director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage)

Birth
1887

Eric Blore, London England, actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad)

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1888

Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cuts off his left ear

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1888

Eric Blore, English/US actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad)

Birth
1888

Friedrich Wolf, writer

Birth
1891

Holger Simon Paulli, composer, dies at 81

Death
1893

Ann O'Neal, Missouri, actress (Nana-Professional Father)

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1893

Opera "H„nsel und Gretel" is produced (Weimar)

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1894

Arthur Gilligan, cricketer (England captain in 1920's)

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1894

Debussy's ballet "L'apr‚s-midi d'un faune," premieres in Paris

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1896

Alberto Hemsi, composer

Birth
1896

G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer

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1896

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (Der Leopard)

Birth
1897

Julien Carette, Paris France, actor (Sylvia and the Phantom)

Birth
1899

Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa

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1899

Tentative Turkish and German treaty on construction of Baghdad railway

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1899

Southampton: field marshal lord Roberts departures to South Africa

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1900

Marc All‚gret, French director (Voyage ouch Congo)

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