Historical Events In August - 23
Friday, 24 January 2020
0079 On August - 23 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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history magnus, Duke of Saxony
1305 On August - 23 william Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
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 On this day in history nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1441 Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty on August - 23.
1486 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat on this day in history.
1507 Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1524 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) on August - 23.
1540 Guillaume BudĂ©, French scholar on August - 23.
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 On this day in history french explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
1542 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code on August - 23.
1553 On August - 23 bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor
1555 Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands on this day in history.
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 August - 23.
1591 Luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies on August - 23.
1593 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) on August - 23.
1595 On August - 23 michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
1614 University of Groningen opens on this day in history.
1617 On August - 23 first one-way streets established (London)
1617 On this day in history 1st one-way streets open (London)
1618 On this day in history gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
1628 On this day in history george Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36
1668 On August - 23 artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies