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 This day in History - January 23
412 Historic Events for January 23
1719

Principality of Liechtenstein created within Holy Roman Empire

Event
1723

Georg Friedrich H„ndel's opera "Ottone," premieres in London

Event
1730

Joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)

Birth
1752

Muzio Clementi, Italian composer

Birth
1761

Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide)

Birth
1762

Christian A Vulpius, Germany, writer (Rinaldo Rinaldini)

Birth
1779

Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)

Event
1783

Stendahl, [Marie Henri Beyle], France, writer (Le Rouge et de Noir)

Birth
1785

Carl A Agardh, Sweden, botanist/bishop of Karlstad

Birth
1789

Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded

Event
1793

Humane Society of Philadelphia (1st aid society) organized

Event
1793

2nd partition of Poland, between Prussia and Russia

Event
1796

Armand-Gaston Camus becomes chairman of Council of 500

Event
1800

Edward Rutledge, US attorney (signed Decl of Indep), dies at 50

Death
1805

Vaclav Pichl, composer, dies at 63

Death
1806

William Pitt, the Younger, PM Great Britain (1783..1806), dies at 46

Death
1812

7.8 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri

Event
1813

George Clymer, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 73

Death
1813

Franz Commer, composer

Birth
1814

Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf, composer, dies at 52

Death
1816

Carl Herrmann, near Hanover Germany, stage magician

Birth
1820

Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer

Birth
1828

Calvin Edward Pratt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1896

Birth
1830

Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)

Birth
1832

douard Manet, France, Impressionist painter (D‚jeuner sur L'Herbe)

Birth