Historical Events In August - 23
Wednesday, 01 April 2020
0079 Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire on August - 23.
0406 On August - 23 battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians
0476 On August - 23 odoacer elected King of Byzantine
0634 Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on this day in history.
1046 On this day in history king Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese
1106 Magnus, Duke of Saxony on this day in history.
1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England on this day in history.
1305 On this day in history william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded
1328 Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers on August - 23.
1328 On this day in history nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1441 On this day in history holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty
1486 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat on August - 23.
1507 On this day in history jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72
1514 Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder on this day in history.
1519 On August - 23 philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot
1524 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) on this day in history.
1540 Guillaume BudĂ©, French scholar on this day in history.
1541 On August - 23 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 French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada on August - 23.
1542 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code on August - 23.
1553 Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor on August - 23.
1555 On this day in history calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
1566 On August - 23 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 this day in history.
1591 Luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies on August - 23.
1593 On this day in history fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)
1595 On August - 23 michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
1614 University of Groningen opens on August - 23.
1617 First one-way streets established (London) on this day in history.
1617 1st one-way streets open (London) on August - 23.
1618 Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33 on this day in history.
1628 George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36 on this day in history.
1668 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies on this day in history.