Historical Events In August - 23
Sunday, 27 September 2020
0079 On August - 23 mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
0406 On August - 23 battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians
0476 Odoacer elected King of Byzantine on this day in history.
0634 Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.
1046 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese on this day in history.
1106 Magnus, Duke of Saxony on August - 23.
1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England on this day in history.
1305 On August - 23 william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded
1328 Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers on this day in history.
1328 Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on this day in history.
1441 Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty on this day in history.
1486 On August - 23 siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat
1507 On August - 23 jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72
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 August - 23.
1524 On August - 23 francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1540 Guillaume Budé, French scholar 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 this day in history.
1541 On August - 23 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.
1553 On August - 23 bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor
1555 On this day in history calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
1566 On this day in history beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
1577 On August - 23 frobisher Bay NWT, Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 kidnaps three Inuit, then sets sail for England.
1582 On this day in history french van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders
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 August - 23.
1614 University of Groningen opens on this day in history.
1617 On August - 23 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 August - 23.