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 This day in History - August 23
405 Historic Events for August 23
1839

British capture Hong Kong from China

Event
1850

1st national women's rights convention convenes in Worcester Mass

Event
1851

A Jir sek, writer

Birth
1854

Moritz Moszkowski, composer

Birth
1862

Skirmish at Big Hill, Kentucky (2 Federal regiments)

Event
1864

Eleftherios K Venizalos, premier of Greece (1910-15, 28-32)

Birth
1864

Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Morgan, Alabama

Event
1865

Ferdinand G Waldmller, Austria painter (biedermeier), dies

Death
1866

Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war

Event
1867

Marcel Schwob, Frans writer/journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants)

Birth
1869

James (Sunny Jim) Rolph, SF mayor (1912-31), MUNI backer

Birth
1869

1st carload of freight (boots and shoes) arrives in SF, from Boston

Event
1869

Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist [or Sep 23]

Birth
1872

1st Japanese coml ship visits SF, carrying tea

Event
1873

Albert Bridge creossing Thames opens

Event
1878

Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer, dies at 77

Death
1879

Governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo

Event
1879

Alfreds Kalnins, composer

Birth
1881

Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist

Birth
1883

Phillies make 27 errors against Providence (wild pitches, walks and and passballs count as errors prior to 1888)

Event
1885

Henry Thomas Tizard, scientist

Birth
1886

Gottfried Rudinger, composer

Birth
1887

Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright (Fatherland)

Birth
1887

Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright

Birth
1889

A Lichtenstein, writer

Birth