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Historical Events In August - 23

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1711  Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence on August - 23.  

1723  Antoine Mouque, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

1777  On August - 23 giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77  

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 this day in history african Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated  

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

1799  On August - 23 napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.  

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

1806  On August - 23 charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70  

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  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  On August - 23 mexico declares independence  

1825  Amos Bull, composer, dies at 81 on August - 23.  

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

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

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  On this day in history 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 August - 23.  

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  1st national women's rights convention convenes in Worcester Mass on this day in history.  

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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  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1724  On August - 23 birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

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

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

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Famous Deaths In August - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0093  On August - 23 death of gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)  

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

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

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

1387  Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on August - 23.  

1507  On this day in history jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72  

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