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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  On this day in history birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  

1486  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born today in history.  

1524  On this day in history birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)  

1593  On August - 23 birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  

1623  Today in history birth of stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)  

1724  Today in history birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

1727  On August - 23 birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

1740  On this day in history birth of ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0093  On this day in history death of gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)  

0634  Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies today in history.  

1106  Today in history death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  

1176  Today in history death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

1305  Today in history death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

1328  On August - 23 nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle  

1387  Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on August - 23.  

1507  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 today in history.  

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