Historical Events In August - 23
Friday, 23 August 2019
0079 Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire today in history.
0406 Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians on August - 23.
0476 Odoacer elected King of Byzantine on August - 23.
1046 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese on August - 23.
1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England today in history.
1328 Today in history battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
1441 Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty on August - 23.
1514 Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder today in history.
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 today in history.
1541 French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada on this day in history.
1542 Today in history rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code