Historical Events In October - 23
Friday, 14 August 2020
0425 On this day in history valentinian III is elevated as Roman Emperor, at the age of 6.
0502 The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius on this day in history.
0585 On October - 23 burgundy king Guntram opens synod of MĂ˘con (Mastico)
0787 Byzantine empress Irene recovers Iconclastic cult at Nicaea on this day in history.
1086 A Muslim army from Africa defeats Castile's Alfonso VI October 23 at Zallaka Yusuf ibn Tashfin, Berber leader of the Almoravids, sends cartloads of Christian heads to the chief cities of Spain and Africa's Magrib as evidence of his victory on October - 23.
1086 Battle of Zalaka: Alfonso VI vs Almoravids on October - 23.
1091 On this day in history tornado (possible T8/F4) strikes the heart of London killing 2 and demolishing the then wooden London Bridge
1157 The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country on October - 23.
1229 Otto II becomes earl of Gelre on this day in history.
1260 On this day in history koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered
1450 On October - 23 johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint, dies at 70
1520 On October - 23 king Carlos I crowned, German emperor Charles V
1543 Juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist on this day in history.
1588 Medina Sidonia's Spanish Armada returns to Santander on this day in history.
1602 On this day in history franciscus Junius, French/Neth calvinist theologist/vicar, dies at 57
1641 Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 on this day in history.
1642 Battle at Edgeville (Warwick): King Charles I vs English parliament on October - 23.
1644 Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Adm Thijssen beats Denen on October - 23.
1654 On October - 23 johann Bernhard Staudt, composer
1668 On October - 23 jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade
1679 Meal Tub Plot against James II of England on this day in history.
1681 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg on this day in history.
1684 Colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted on this day in history.
1690 On this day in history revolt in Haarlem after public ban on smoking
1694 On October - 23 american colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec.
1698 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde) on October - 23.
1702 On this day in history -24] Battle in Bay of Vigo: Neth/Engl fleet destroy Span/French fleet
1713 On October - 23 peter Burmannus Secundus, [Pieter Burman], Dutch classicist
1715 On this day in history peter II Aleksejevitsj, Emperor of Russia (1727-30)
1739 War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain on this day in history.
1752 Nicolas Appert, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet) on this day in history.
1753 Columban Praelisauer, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1760 On this day in history 1st Jewish prayer books printed in US
1767 On this day in history h Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer