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 This day in History - March 23
450 Historic Events for March 23
1743

George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London

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1743

English premiere of H„ndel's "Messiah"

Event
1748

Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer/musicologist, dies at 63

Death
1749

Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist

Birth
1749

Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer

Birth
1750

Johannes Matthias Sperger, composer

Birth
1752

Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later

Event
1756

Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer, dies at 57

Death
1761

John W de Winter, Dutch vice-admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)

Birth
1769

William Smith, geologist (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils)

Birth
1775

Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death"

Event
1783

Gaspard Fritz, composer, dies at 67

Death
1786

Patience Wright, 1st US woman pro artist, dies (birth date unknown)

Death
1794

Lt-general Tadeusz Kosciuszko returns to Poland

Event
1794

Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine

Event
1794

1st US patent (Joseph G Pierson for a riveting machine)

Event
1795

Leopold Jansa, composer

Birth
1801

Paul I, tsar of Russia (1796-1801), strangled at 46

Death
1801

Murder attempt on Czar Paul I

Event
1801

Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)

Birth
1806

Lewis and Clark reach Pacific coast

Event
1806

George Frederic Pinto, composer, dies at 20

Death
1808

Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, sociologist/historian (Statistic yearbook)

Birth
1808

Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain

Event
1809

Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer, dies at 60

Death