Historical Events In August - 23
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
0079 Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire on this day in history.
0406 Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians on August - 23.
0476 Odoacer elected King of Byzantine on this day in history.
0634 Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.
1046 On August - 23 king Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese
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 August - 23.
1328 On August - 23 battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
1328 On August - 23 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 August - 23.
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 August - 23 philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot
1524 On this day in history francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1540 On this day in history guillaume BudĂ©, French scholar
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 On August - 23 french explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
1542 On August - 23 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 Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam on this day in history.
1577 Frobisher Bay NWT, Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 kidnaps three Inuit, then sets sail for England on August - 23.
1582 On August - 23 french van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders
1591 Luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies on August - 23.
1593 On August - 23 fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)
1595 On this day in history michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
1614 University of Groningen opens on August - 23.
1617 First one-way streets established (London) on August - 23.
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 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies on August - 23.