Historical Events In August - 23
Friday, 15 February 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 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 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese on this day in history.
1106 Magnus, Duke of Saxony on August - 23.
1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England on this day in history.
1305 On this day in history 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 this day in history holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty
1486 On this day in history siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat
1507 On August - 23 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 On this day in history 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 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 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1577 Frobisher Bay NWT, Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 kidnaps three Inuit, then sets sail for England on August - 23.
1582 French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders on August - 23.
1591 On August - 23 luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies
1593 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) on August - 23.
1595 Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni on August - 23.
1614 University of Groningen opens on August - 23.
1617 On this day in history first one-way streets established (London)
1617 1st one-way streets open (London) on this day in history.
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 On August - 23 artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies