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Historical Events In August - 23

Sunday, 07 March 2021

1708  On this day in history meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.  

1711  On August - 23 admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence  

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

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer on August - 23.  

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

1751  Louis-Francois Beffara, lexicographer on August - 23.  

1754  Louis XVI, Versailles, king of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined on August - 23.  

1773  Jakob F Fries, German philosopher on this day in history.  

1777  On this day in history giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77  

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

1793  On August - 23 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 August - 23.  

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

1802  On this day in history corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer, dies at 51  

1806  Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1809  On this day in history juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land)  

1813  Battle of Grossbeeren on August - 23.  

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

1818  On this day in history rufus Ingalls, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893  

1819  On this day in history oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero, dies on 34th birthday  

1821  On August - 23 mexico declares independence  

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

1829  On August - 23 moritz B Cantor, German math historian  

1831  On this day in history august WA Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal, dies at 70  

1832  Alexander Chambers, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1888 on August - 23.  

1833  On this day in history britain abolishes slavery in colonies; 700,000 slaves freed  

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

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

1839  Hong Kong is taken by British in war with China on this day in history.  

1839  British capture Hong Kong from China on August - 23.  

1839  On August - 23 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1486  On August - 23 birth of siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat  

1524  Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) was born on this day in history.  

1593  On August - 23 birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  

1623  On this day in history birth of stanisÅ‚aw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)  

1724  On this day in history birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on this day in history.  

1740  On this day in history 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 August - 23.  

0634  On this day in history aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies  

1106  On this day in history death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  

1176  Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on August - 23.  

1305  Death of William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on August - 23.  

1328  Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on August - 23.  

1387  Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on this day in history.  

1507  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on August - 23.  

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