Historical Events In August - 23
Sunday, 07 March 2021
0079 Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire on this day in history.
0406 On this day in history battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians
0476 On August - 23 odoacer elected King of Byzantine
0634 Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on this day in history.
1046 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese on August - 23.
1106 Magnus, Duke of Saxony on August - 23.
1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England on August - 23.
1305 On this day in history william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded
1328 On August - 23 battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
1328 Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on this day in history.
1441 On August - 23 holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty
1486 On August - 23 siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat
1507 Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on August - 23.
1514 On this day in history battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.
1519 Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot on this day in history.
1524 On August - 23 francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1540 On this day in history guillaume Budé, French scholar
1541 On August - 23 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.
1541 French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada on August - 23.
1542 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code on this day in history.
1553 Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor on this day in history.
1555 On this day in history calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
1566 Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam on this day in history.
1577 Frobisher Bay NWT, Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 kidnaps three Inuit, then sets sail for England on this day in history.
1582 French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders on this day in history.
1591 On August - 23 luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies
1593 On August - 23 fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)
1595 Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni on this day in history.
1614 On this day in history university of Groningen opens
1617 On this day in history first one-way streets established (London)
1617 1st one-way streets open (London) on August - 23.
1618 On August - 23 gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
1628 George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36 on this day in history.
1668 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies on this day in history.