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Historical Events In August - 23

Thursday, 24 June 2021

1708  On August - 23 meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.  

1711  On this day in history admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence  

1723  Antoine Mouque, composer, dies at 64 on August - 23.  

1727  On August - 23 friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

1740  Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) on this day in history.  

1751  Louis-Francois Beffara, lexicographer on this day in history.  

1754  On this day in history louis XVI, Versailles, king of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined  

1773  On August - 23 jakob F Fries, German philosopher  

1777  Giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77 on August - 23.  

1784  On this day in history eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state & name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it  

1793  On this day in history in France, the first ever national conscription introduced for unmarried men from ages 18 to 25  

1796  On August - 23 african Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated  

1797  Emanuel Allen sold at public auction in Montreal; last slave transaction in Canada on this day in history.  

1799  Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power on August - 23.  

1802  Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1806  Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70 on August - 23.  

1809  On August - 23 juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land)  

1813  On August - 23 battle of Grossbeeren  

1818  The first steamship trip is taken on Lake Erie on August - 23.  

1818  Rufus Ingalls, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893 on August - 23.  

1819  Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero, dies on 34th birthday on August - 23.  

1821  On this day in history mexico declares independence  

1825  On this day in history amos Bull, composer, dies at 81  

1829  Moritz B Cantor, German math historian on this day in history.  

1831  August WA Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal, dies at 70 on August - 23.  

1832  On August - 23 alexander Chambers, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1888  

1833  Britain abolishes slavery in colonies; 700,000 slaves freed on this day in history.  

1838  Mt Holyoke Female Seminary (South Hadley, Mass) first graduating class on this day in history.  

1838  On August - 23 mt Holyoke Female Seminary (South Hadley, Mass) 1st graduating class  

1839  On August - 23 hong Kong is taken by British in war with China.  

1839  On this day in history british capture Hong Kong from China  

1839  On this day in history charles Philippe Lafont, composer, dies at 57  

1850  In the Lancaster Sound NWT, HMS Assistance and HMS Intrepid find first trace of lost Franklin expedition in Lancaster Sound, at Cape Riley and Beechey Island on August - 23.  

1850  On this day in history 1st national women's rights convention convenes in Worcester Mass  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741) was born on August - 23.  

1486  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on August - 23.  

1524  On this day in history birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)  

1593  Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) was born on August - 23.  

1623  On August - 23 birth of stanisÅ‚aw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)  

1724  Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796) was born on this day in history.  

1727  On this day in history birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

1740  On August - 23 birth of ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0093  Death of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40) on this day in history.  

0634  On August - 23 aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies  

1106  Death of Magnus, Duke of Saxony on this day in history.  

1176  On August - 23 death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

1305  Death of William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on this day in history.  

1328  On this day in history nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle  

1387  On August - 23 death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)  

1507  On August - 23 jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72  

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