Historical Events In August - 23
Sunday, 21 April 2019
0079 Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire on August - 23.
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 this day in history.
1046 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese on this day in history.
1106 On this day in history magnus, Duke of Saxony
1305 On August - 23 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 this day in history nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1441 Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty on August - 23.
1486 On this day in history siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat
1507 On this day in history jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72
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 Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot on this day in history.
1524 On this day in history francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1540 On August - 23 guillaume Budé, 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 this day in history french explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
1542 On this day in history rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
1553 Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor on August - 23.
1555 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1591 Luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies on August - 23.
1593 On August - 23 fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)
1595 Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni on this day in history.
1614 University of Groningen opens on August - 23.
1617 On August - 23 first one-way streets established (London)
1617 1st one-way streets open (London) on August - 23.
1618 On August - 23 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.