Historical Events In August - 23
Thursday, 24 June 2021
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 on this day in history.
0476 Odoacer elected King of Byzantine on this day in history.
0634 On this day in history aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies
1046 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese on August - 23.
1106 On this day in history magnus, Duke of Saxony
1305 On this day in history william Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on this day in history.
1328 On August - 23 battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
1328 On this day in history nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1441 Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty on this day in history.
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 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 August - 23 french explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
1542 On this day in history rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
1553 Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor on this day in history.
1555 Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands on this day in history.
1566 Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam on August - 23.
1577 On this day in history frobisher Bay NWT, Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 kidnaps three Inuit, then sets sail for England.
1582 French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders on August - 23.
1591 Luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies on August - 23.
1593 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) on this day in history.
1595 On August - 23 michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
1614 On this day in history university of Groningen opens
1617 First one-way streets established (London) on this day in history.
1617 1st one-way streets open (London) on this day in history.
1618 On August - 23 gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
1628 On August - 23 george Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36
1668 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies on this day in history.