Historical Events For August - 23
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
0079 On August - 23 mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
0406 Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians today in history.
0476 Today in history odoacer elected King of Byzantine
1046 Today in history king Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese
1305 On this day in history william Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
1328 Today in history battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
1441 Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty today in history.
1514 Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder on August - 23.
1541 Jacques Cartier 1491-1557 arrives at Iroquois village of Stadacona on his third trip to Canada; starts to build Charlesbourg-Royale at western tip of Cape Diamond; first French fort in Canada; first French settlement in America on August - 23.
1541 On this day in history french explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
1542 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code on August - 23.