1823 in History
January 27 President Monroe appoints 1st U.S. ambassadors to South America
February 2 Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice
February 20 English Captain James Weddell reaches 74 degrees 15' S, 1520 km from S pole
March 11 1st normal school in U.S. opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vt
April 22 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
April 22 R. J. Tyers patents roller skates
April 24 Eugene Scribes "Le Menteur Veridique," premieres in Paris
May 8 "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London)
May 10 1st steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft. Snelling
June 16 King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp
July 1 9th Postmaster General: John McLean of Ohio takes office
July 1 United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico
July 14 Switzerland signs boundaries for fugitives
September 10 Simon Bolivar named president of Peru
September 21 Moroni 1st appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith
October 5 Weber visits Beethoven
October 12 Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)
November 12 Great North Holland Canal (Amsterdam) opens
December 2 President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine"
December 13 Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London
December 19 Georgia passes 1st U.S. state birth registration law
December 20 Franz Schuberts "Ballet-Musik aus Rosamunde," premieres in Vienna
December 23 "Visit from St. Nicholas" by C Moore published in Troy (NY) Sentinel