Historical Events In August - 23
Saturday, 31 July 2021
0079 On this day in history mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
0406 Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians on August - 23.
0476 Odoacer elected King of Byzantine on August - 23.
0634 On August - 23 aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies
1046 On August - 23 king Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese
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 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 On August - 23 nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1441 Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty on August - 23.
1486 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat on August - 23.
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 this day in history.
1519 Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot on August - 23.
1524 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) on August - 23.
1540 On August - 23 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 French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada on August - 23.
1542 On August - 23 rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
1553 Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor on August - 23.
1555 On August - 23 calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
1566 Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam on August - 23.
1577 Frobisher Bay NWT, Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 kidnaps three Inuit, then sets sail for England on this day in history.
1582 French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders on August - 23.
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 On August - 23 university of Groningen opens
1617 First one-way streets established (London) on this day in history.
1617 On August - 23 1st one-way streets open (London)
1618 On August - 23 gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
1628 George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36 on August - 23.
1668 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies on August - 23.