Historical Events In August - 23
Tuesday, 20 October 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 Odoacer elected King of Byzantine on August - 23.
0634 Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on this day in history.
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 August - 23 william Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on August - 23.
1328 Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers on this day in history.
1328 Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on August - 23.
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 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 On this day in history philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot
1524 On this day in history francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1540 Guillaume Budé, French scholar on this day in history.
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 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 August - 23 bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor
1555 Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands on August - 23.
1566 On this day in history beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
1577 Frobisher Bay NWT, Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 kidnaps three Inuit, then sets sail for England on August - 23.
1582 French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders on this day in history.
1591 On August - 23 luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies
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 On this day in history university of Groningen opens
1617 First one-way streets established (London) on August - 23.
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 this day in history.
1668 On August - 23 artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies