Historical Events In August - 23
Friday, 03 July 2020
0079 Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire on this day in history.
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 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 On August - 23 william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded
1328 On August - 23 battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
1328 On August - 23 nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1441 Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty on this day in history.
1486 On this day in history siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat
1507 Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on this day in history.
1514 Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder on August - 23.
1519 Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot on August - 23.
1524 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) on this day in history.
1540 Guillaume Budé, French scholar on this day in history.
1541 On this day in history 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 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 August - 23.
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 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 August - 23.
1614 On August - 23 university of Groningen opens
1617 First one-way streets established (London) on August - 23.
1617 On this day in history 1st one-way streets open (London)
1618 Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33 on August - 23.
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.