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1823 in the United States

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1823 in the United States

Events from the year 1823 in the United States.

Contents

Federal Government

  • President: James Monroe (DR-Virginia)
  • Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins (DR-New York)
  • Chief Justice: John Marshall (Virginia)
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives: Philip Pendleton Barbour (DR-Virginia) (until March 4), Henry Clay (DR-Kentucky) (starting December 1)
  • Congress: 17th (until March 4), 18th (starting March 4)
  • Events

  • February 3 – Jackson Male Academy, precursor of Union University, opens in Tennessee.
  • August
  • The Arikara War is fought between the Arikara nation and the United States, the first American military conflict with the Plains Indians.
  • Hugh Glass is attacked and mauled by a Grizzly bear and left for dead. He crawls 200 miles before reaching help, events depicted in The Revenant (2015 film).
  • November 15 – Lone Horn succeeds (probably) his father, and becomes chief of the Minneconjou Sioux; he will be chief until his death on October 16, 1875.
  • December 2 – Monroe Doctrine: US President James Monroe delivers a speech to the U.S. Congress, announcing a new policy of forbidding European interference in the Americas and establishing American neutrality in future European conflicts.
  • December 23 – A Visit From St. Nicholas, attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, is first published.
  • Undated

  • United States jurisprudence first affirms the enduring rights of indigenous landholders. (See tribal sovereignty.)
  • Orford Parish of East Hartford, Connecticut separates and is incorporated as the Town of Manchester by a special act of the Connecticut General Assembly.
  • Ongoing

  • Era of Good Feelings (1817–1825)
  • A. B. plot (1823–1824)
  • Births

  • January 28 – Philip Spencer, founder of Chi Psi Fraternity and midshipman aboard the USS Somers (died 1842)
  • March 23 – Schuyler Colfax, the 17th Vice President of the United States from 1869 till 1873. (died 1885)
  • July 1 – Charles B. Farwell, United States Senator from Illinois from 1887 till 1891. (died 1903)
  • July 9 (date uncertain) – Phineas Gage, improbable head injury survivor (died 1860)
  • July 24 – Arthur I. Boreman, United States Senator from West Virginia from 1869 to 1875. (died 1896)
  • August 4 – Oliver P. Morton, United States Senator from Indiana from 1867 to 1877. (died 1877)
  • August 15 – Orris S. Ferry, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1867 till 1875. (died 1875)
  • September 14 – Benjamin Harvey Hill, United States Senator from Georgia from 1877 till 1882. (died 1882)
  • November 18 – Charles H. Bell, United States Senator from New Hampshire in 1879. (died 1893)
  • November 23 – Eliza Hendricks, wife of Thomas A. Hendricks, Second Lady of the United States (died 1903)
  • Deaths

  • January 21 – Gideon Olin, politician (born 1743)
  • April 23 – John Williams Walker, U.S. Senator from Alabama from 1819 to 1822 (born 1783)
  • September 28 – Charlotte Melmoth, tragic actress (born 1749 in Great Britain)
  • October 8 – Martin D. Hardin, U.S. Senator from Kentucky from 1816 to 1817 (born 1780)
  • References

    1823 in the United States Wikipedia


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