Historical Events In October - 23
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
0425 On October - 23 valentinian III is elevated as Roman Emperor, at the age of 6.
0502 On October - 23 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 Mâcon (Mastico) on October - 23.
0787 Byzantine empress Irene recovers Iconclastic cult at Nicaea on October - 23.
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 this day in history.
1086 Battle of Zalaka: Alfonso VI vs Almoravids on October - 23.
1091 On October - 23 tornado (possible T8/F4) strikes the heart of London killing 2 and demolishing the then wooden London Bridge
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 On this day in history 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 October - 23.
1520 On this day in history king Carlos I crowned, German emperor Charles V
1543 On this day in history juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist
1588 On October - 23 medina Sidonia's Spanish Armada returns to Santander
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 October - 23.
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 this day in history.
1654 On October - 23 johann Bernhard Staudt, composer
1668 Jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade on this day in history.
1679 On October - 23 meal Tub Plot against James II of England
1681 On October - 23 french troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg
1684 Colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted on October - 23.
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 On October - 23 ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)
1702 -24] Battle in Bay of Vigo: Neth/Engl fleet destroy Span/French fleet on October - 23.
1713 Peter Burmannus Secundus, [Pieter Burman], Dutch classicist on this day in history.
1715 Peter II Aleksejevitsj, Emperor of Russia (1727-30) on October - 23.
1739 On October - 23 war of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain.
1752 On this day in history nicolas Appert, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet)
1753 On October - 23 columban Praelisauer, composer, dies at 50
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