Historical Events In August - 23
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
0079 On August - 23 mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
0406 On this day in history battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians
0476 On August - 23 odoacer elected King of Byzantine
0634 On this day in history aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies
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 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England on this day in history.
1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on August - 23.
1328 Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers on August - 23.
1328 Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on this day in history.
1441 On this day in history holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty
1486 On August - 23 siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat
1507 On this day in history 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 Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot on August - 23.
1524 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) on August - 23.
1540 On this day in history guillaume BudĂ©, 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 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code on this day in history.
1553 Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor on August - 23.
1555 On August - 23 calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
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 this day in history.
1582 On August - 23 french van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders
1591 On August - 23 luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies
1593 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) on August - 23.
1595 Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni on August - 23.
1614 On this day in history university of Groningen opens
1617 First one-way streets established (London) on this day in history.
1617 1st one-way streets open (London) on this day in history.
1618 On August - 23 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 this day in history artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies