Historical Events In August - 23
Monday, 19 August 2019
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 this day in history.
0476 On this day in history odoacer elected King of Byzantine
0634 Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.
1046 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese on August - 23.
1106 On this day in history magnus, Duke of Saxony
1305 On this day in history william Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
1305 On August - 23 william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded
1328 On this day in history battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
1328 Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on August - 23.
1441 On August - 23 holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty
1486 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat on August - 23.
1507 Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on August - 23.
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 On this day in history philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot
1524 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) on August - 23.
1540 On this day in history 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 On August - 23 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 On this day in history calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
1566 On August - 23 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 On this day in history michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
1614 On this day in history university of Groningen opens
1617 On August - 23 first one-way streets established (London)
1617 On August - 23 1st one-way streets open (London)
1618 On this day in history gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
1628 On August - 23 george Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36
1668 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies on August - 23.