Historical Events In August - 23
Monday, 30 March 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 this day in history.
0476 Odoacer elected King of Byzantine on this day in history.
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 August - 23.
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 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 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 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 On August - 23 philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot
1524 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) on August - 23.
1540 Guillaume BudĂ©, French scholar on August - 23.
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 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 On this day in history beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
1577 On August - 23 frobisher Bay NWT, Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 kidnaps three Inuit, then sets sail for England.
1582 On this day in history french van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders
1591 On August - 23 luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies
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 On this day in history university of Groningen opens
1617 First one-way streets established (London) on August - 23.
1617 1st one-way streets open (London) on August - 23.
1618 Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33 on this day in history.
1628 On this day in history george Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36
1668 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies on this day in history.