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Historical Events In August - 23

Saturday, 08 May 2021

1854  Moritz Moszkowski, composer on August - 23.  

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  On this day in history union troops/fleet occupy Fort Morgan, Alabama  

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 August - 23 the first carload of freight (boots & shoes) arrives in SF, from Boston  

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

1869  Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology) on August - 23.  

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

1872  On this day in history 1st Japanese coml ship visits SF, carrying tea  

1873  On August - 23 albert Bridge creossing Thames opens  

1878  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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  Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist on this day in history.  

1883  On this day in history phillies make 27 errors against Providence (wild pitches, walks & & passballs count as errors prior to 1888)  

1885  Henry Thomas Tizard, scientist on this day in history.  

1886  Gottfried Rudinger, composer on this day in history.  

1887  Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright on this day in history.  

1889  On this day in history the first ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (SF)  

1889  1st ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (SF) on August - 23.  

1889  A Lichtenstein, writer on this day in history.  

1893  Roy Agnew, composer on August - 23.  

1894  Gareth Hughes, Llanelly Wales, actor (Midnight Girl) on August - 23.  

1896  On August - 23 first Cry of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila.  

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

1898  Joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82 on August - 23.  

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

1900  Ernst Krenek, Vienna Austria, composer (Johnny Spielt Auf) on this day in history.  

1901  On August - 23 cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman  

1903  6th Zionist Congres, Theodor Herzl declares Jewish state on this day in history.  

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  On August - 23 birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  

1486  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on this day in history.  

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

1593  On this day in history 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  On August - 23 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  Death of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40) on August - 23.  

0634  Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.  

1106  On August - 23 death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  

1176  Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on this day in history.  

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

1328  Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1387  On August - 23 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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