Historical Events In August - 23
Monday, 18 January 2021
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 On August - 23 aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies
1046 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese on this day in history.
1106 Magnus, Duke of Saxony on August - 23.
1305 On this day in history william Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on this day in history.
1328 Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers on August - 23.
1328 On August - 23 nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1441 On August - 23 holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty
1486 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat on this day in history.
1507 Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on August - 23.
1514 Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder on August - 23.
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 Budé, French scholar
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 this day in history.
1542 On this day in history rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
1553 Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor on this day in history.
1555 On August - 23 calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
1566 Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam on August - 23.
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 On August - 23 luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies
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 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 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 August - 23.
1668 On this day in history artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies