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 This day in History - April 23
434 Historic Events for April 23
1775

Joseph Mallord Turner, England, landscape painter (Shipwreck)

Birth
1775

Opera "Il R‚ Pastore" is produced (Salzburg)

Event
1786

Alexander Cozens, English water colors painter, dies at about 68

Death
1789

President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, NY

Event
1791

James Buchanan, Cove Gap PA, (Fed/Dem), 15th US president (1857-61)

Birth
1791

W Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter/cartoonist

Birth
1795

William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason

Event
1798

Dutch emperor accepts new Constitution

Event
1803

Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian minister of Justice

Birth
1804

Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (Triangulatie of Belgium)

Birth
1809

Eugene-Prosper Prevost, composer

Birth
1810

Thomas Wright, historian

Birth
1812

Franz Sebastian Haindl, composer, dies at 85

Death
1812

Louis-Antoine Julien, conductor

Birth
1813

Stephen Arnold Douglas, (Little giant), US senator (Lincoln debates)

Birth
1818

James Anthony Froude, historian

Birth
1818

John Gill Shorter, Gov (Confederacy), died in 1872

Birth
1821

Pierre Dupont, song writer

Birth
1823

Abdl-Medjid, 31st sultan of Turkey (1839-61)

Birth
1826

Missolonghi captured by Turks

Event
1827

Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, actress (Phaedra/Lady MacBeth), dies at 65

Death
1827

Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer

Birth
1828

Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902)

Birth
1838

John W Janssens, gov-gen of Cape Colony/Dutch-Indies, dies at 75

Death
1838

Alfred J Verwee, Flemish painter

Birth