Historical Events In October - 23
Sunday, 09 December 2018
0425 On this day in history valentinian III is elevated as Roman Emperor, at the age of 6.
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 October - 23 burgundy king Guntram opens synod of Mâcon (Mastico)
0787 Byzantine empress Irene recovers Iconclastic cult at Nicaea on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1229 On October - 23 otto II becomes earl of Gelre
1260 On October - 23 koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered
1450 Johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1520 On October - 23 king Carlos I crowned, German emperor Charles V
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 October - 23.
1641 Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 on this day in history.
1642 On October - 23 battle at Edgeville (Warwick): King Charles I vs English parliament
1644 Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Adm Thijssen beats Denen on this day in history.
1654 Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer on this day in history.
1668 Jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade on this day in history.
1679 Meal Tub Plot against James II of England on this day in history.
1681 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg on October - 23.
1684 On October - 23 colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted
1690 Revolt in Haarlem after public ban on smoking on this day in history.
1694 American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec on this day in history.
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 October - 23 peter II Aleksejevitsj, Emperor of Russia (1727-30)
1739 On this day in history war of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain.
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 1st Jewish prayer books printed in US on October - 23.
1767 H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer on October - 23.