Historical Events In October - 23
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
0425 Valentinian III is elevated as Roman Emperor, at the age of 6 on October - 23.
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 Burgundy king Guntram opens synod of MĂ˘con (Mastico) on this day in history.
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 On October - 23 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 On this day in history the Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.
1229 Otto II becomes earl of Gelre on October - 23.
1260 On this day in history koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered
1450 On this day in history johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint, dies at 70
1520 On this day in history king Carlos I crowned, German emperor Charles V
1543 On October - 23 juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist
1588 Medina Sidonia's Spanish Armada returns to Santander on this day in history.
1602 Franciscus Junius, French/Neth calvinist theologist/vicar, dies at 57 on October - 23.
1641 Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 on October - 23.
1642 Battle at Edgeville (Warwick): King Charles I vs English parliament on this day in history.
1644 Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Adm Thijssen beats Denen on October - 23.
1654 Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer on this day in history.
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 October - 23.
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 Revolt in Haarlem after public ban on smoking on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1702 -24] Battle in Bay of Vigo: Neth/Engl fleet destroy Span/French fleet on this day in history.
1713 Peter Burmannus Secundus, [Pieter Burman], Dutch classicist on this day in history.
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 October - 23.
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