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Historical Events In August - 23

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

1854  Moritz Moszkowski, composer on this day in history.  

1862  Skirmish at Big Hill, Kentucky (2 Federal regiments) on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history fall of Fort Morgan at Mobile  

1864  Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Morgan, Alabama on this day in history.  

1864  Eleftherios K Venizalos, premier of Greece (1910-15, 28-32) on August - 23.  

1866  Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war on this day in history.  

1867  On this day in history marcel Schwob, Frans writer/journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants)  

1869  On this day in history the first carload of freight (boots & shoes) arrives in SF, from Boston  

1869  1st carload of freight (boots & shoes) arrives in SF, from Boston on August - 23.  

1869  On this day in history edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology)  

1872  The first Japanese commercial ship visits SF, carrying tea on August - 23.  

1872  On August - 23 1st Japanese coml ship visits SF, carrying tea  

1873  On this day in history albert Bridge creossing Thames opens  

1878  On August - 23 adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer, dies at 77  

1879  Governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo on this day in history.  

1879  On this day in history alfreds Kalnins, composer  

1881  On August - 23 louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist  

1883  On August - 23 phillies make 27 errors against Providence (wild pitches, walks & & passballs count as errors prior to 1888)  

1885  On this day in history henry Thomas Tizard, scientist  

1886  Gottfried Rudinger, composer on August - 23.  

1887  On August - 23 jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright  

1889  The first ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (SF) on August - 23.  

1889  1st ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (SF) on this day in history.  

1889  A Lichtenstein, writer on August - 23.  

1893  Roy Agnew, composer on this day in history.  

1894  On this day in history gareth Hughes, Llanelly Wales, actor (Midnight Girl)  

1896  First Cry of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila on this day in history.  

1898  18th US Mens Tennis: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight Davis (36 62 62 61) on this day in history.  

1898  On this day in history joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82  

1900  On this day in history national Negro Business League organizes (Boston)  

1900  Ernst Krenek, Vienna Austria, composer (Johnny Spielt Auf) on August - 23.  

1901  On this day in history cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman  

1903  On August - 23 6th Zionist Congres, Theodor Herzl declares Jewish state  

1903  Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian/senator on August - 23.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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

1727  On August - 23 birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

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

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

1176  On this day in history death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

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

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