Historical Events In October - 23
Monday, 18 January 2021
0425 Valentinian III is elevated as Roman Emperor, at the age of 6 on this day in history.
0502 On this day in history the Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
0585 On this day in history burgundy king Guntram opens synod of Mâcon (Mastico)
0787 On this day in history byzantine empress Irene recovers Iconclastic cult at Nicaea
1086 On this day in history 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
1086 On this day in history battle of Zalaka: Alfonso VI vs Almoravids
1091 Tornado (possible T8/F4) strikes the heart of London killing 2 and demolishing the then wooden London Bridge on October - 23.
1157 The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country on this day in history.
1229 On October - 23 otto II becomes earl of Gelre
1260 Koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered on October - 23.
1450 On this day in history johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint, dies at 70
1520 King Carlos I crowned, German emperor Charles V on October - 23.
1543 Juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist on October - 23.
1588 On this day in history medina Sidonia's Spanish Armada returns to Santander
1602 Franciscus Junius, French/Neth calvinist theologist/vicar, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1641 On this day in history outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641
1642 Battle at Edgeville (Warwick): King Charles I vs English parliament on October - 23.
1644 On this day in history sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Adm Thijssen beats Denen
1654 On October - 23 johann Bernhard Staudt, composer
1668 On this day in history jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade
1679 Meal Tub Plot against James II of England on this day in history.
1681 On this day in history french troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg
1684 On October - 23 colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted
1690 On October - 23 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 October - 23 -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 October - 23.
1752 Nicolas Appert, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet) on this day in history.
1753 Columban Praelisauer, composer, dies at 50 on October - 23.
1760 On this day in history 1st Jewish prayer books printed in US
1767 On October - 23 h Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer