Historical Events In August - 23
Thursday, 12 December 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 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 this day in history.
1046 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese on this day in history.
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 On August - 23 william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot on August - 23.
1524 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1541 French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada on August - 23.
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 Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands on this day in history.
1566 Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam on this day in history.
1577 On August - 23 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 Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni on August - 23.
1614 On August - 23 university of Groningen opens
1617 First one-way streets established (London) on this day in history.
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 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.