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Historical Events In August - 23

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1708  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer on August - 23.  

1740  Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) on August - 23.  

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

1754  Louis XVI, Versailles, king of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined on this day in history.  

1773  Jakob F Fries, German philosopher on August - 23.  

1777  Giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

1796  African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated on August - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1802  On August - 23 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  Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land) on this day in history.  

1813  Battle of Grossbeeren on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1821  Mexico declares independence on August - 23.  

1825  On August - 23 amos Bull, composer, dies at 81  

1829  On this day in history moritz B Cantor, German math historian  

1831  August WA Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

1833  Britain abolishes slavery in colonies; 700,000 slaves freed on August - 23.  

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

1838  Mt Holyoke Female Seminary (South Hadley, Mass) 1st graduating class on this day in history.  

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

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

1839  On August - 23 charles Philippe Lafont, composer, dies at 57  

1850  On this day in history 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.  

1850  On August - 23 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 this day in history 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  Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) was born on August - 23.  

1623  StanisÅ‚aw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on August - 23.  

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

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on August - 23.  

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  On August - 23 death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  

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

1305  On August - 23 death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

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

1387  On this day in history 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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