Historical Events For June - 23
Friday, 23 June 2017
0930 On June - 23 world's oldest parliament, the Iceland Parliament, established
1053 Norseman Robert Guiscard gains victory at Civitate over papal forces raised by Leo IX, who is captured Robert, 38, takes Benevento from the Byzantines and founds the Norman Empire that will rule southern Italy until 1194 on June - 23.
1295 Today in history pope Boniface VIII enters Rome
1298 Today in history duke Albrecht von Habsburg chosen Roman Catholic German king
1305 French-Flemish peace treaty signed at Athis-sur-Orge today in history.
1532 Henry VIII & Francois I signs secret treaty against emperor Karel V today in history.
1565 On this day in history turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
1585 Spanish army under Tassis beats Amerongen Staatse troops on June - 23.
1611 Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery & never seen again on June - 23.
1658 On June - 23 dutch troops occupy last Portugese Fort Jafnapatnam Ceylon
1661 Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal on this day in history.