Historical Events In August - 23
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
0079 On this day in history mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
0406 On August - 23 battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians
0476 Odoacer elected King of Byzantine on August - 23.
0634 On this day in history aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies
1046 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese on August - 23.
1106 Magnus, Duke of Saxony on this day in history.
1305 On this day in history william Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
1305 On August - 23 william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded
1328 On this day in history battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
1328 Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on August - 23.
1441 Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty on August - 23.
1486 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat on this day in history.
1507 On this day in history jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72
1514 On this day in history battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.
1519 Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot on August - 23.
1524 On this day in history francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1540 On this day in history guillaume Budé, French scholar
1541 On this day in history jacques Cartier 1491-1557 arrives at Iroquois village of Stadacona on his third trip to Canada; starts to build Charlesbourg-Royale at western tip of Cape Diamond; first French fort in Canada; first French settlement in America.
1541 On this day in history french explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
1542 On August - 23 rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
1553 Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor on August - 23.
1555 Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands on this day in history.
1566 On this day in history beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
1577 On this day in history frobisher Bay NWT, Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 kidnaps three Inuit, then sets sail for England.
1582 French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders on August - 23.
1591 Luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies on August - 23.
1593 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) on this day in history.
1595 Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni on this day in history.
1614 University of Groningen opens on August - 23.
1617 First one-way streets established (London) on this day in history.
1617 On August - 23 1st one-way streets open (London)
1618 On this day in history gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
1628 George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36 on August - 23.
1668 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies on this day in history.