On This Day: December 23rd
This is 358th day of the year and 8 days remain in the year.
George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Army.
The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" ("'Twas the night before Christmas"), written by either Clement C. Moore or Maj. Henry Livingston, Jr., was published in the Troy Sentinel of New York.
Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders were executed.
Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager completed the first non-stop, around-the-world flight without refueling aboard the experimental airplane Voyager.
December 23 BirthdaysAkihito 1933–, emperor of Japan
Wesley K. Clarksoldier and political figure
Joseph Smithreligious leader
Sarah Breedlove Walkerbusinesswoman, philanthropist
Harriet Monroeeditor, critic, and poet