Historical Events In August - 23
Sunday, 03 December 2023
0079 On August - 23 mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
0406 Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians on this day in history.
0476 Odoacer elected King of Byzantine on August - 23.
0634 Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.
1046 On this day in history king Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese
1106 On August - 23 magnus, Duke of Saxony
1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England on August - 23.
1305 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1441 Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty on this day in history.
1486 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat on this day in history.
1507 On August - 23 jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72
1514 On August - 23 battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.
1519 On August - 23 philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot
1524 On August - 23 francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1540 On August - 23 guillaume BudÃ©, French scholar
1541 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 on August - 23.
1541 French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada on this day in history.
1542 On this day in history rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
1553 On this day in history bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor
1555 On this day in history calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
1566 On August - 23 beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
1577 On August - 23 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 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) on this day in history.
1595 On August - 23 michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
1614 On August - 23 university of Groningen opens
1617 On this day in history first one-way streets established (London)
1617 1st one-way streets open (London) on August - 23.
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 August - 23.