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August 23rd, 2007 (August 23 2007)DeathRobert Symonds, American actor (born in 1926)
August 23rd, 2006 (August 23 2006)EventNatascha Kampusch, who was abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
August 23rd, 2006 (August 23 2006)DeathMaynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader (born in 1928)
August 23rd, 2005 (August 23 2005)EventTANS Peru Flight 204 crashes near Pucallpa, Peru, killing 41.
August 23rd, 2005 (August 23 2005)DeathBrock Peters, American actor (born in 1927)
August 23rd, 2005 (August 23 2005)DeathNinjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (born in 1973)
August 23rd, 2003 (August 23 2003)DeathBobby Bonds, American baseball player and manager (born in 1946)
August 23rd, 2003 (August 23 2003)DeathJack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (born in 1913)
August 23rd, 2003 (August 23 2003)DeathJohn Geoghan, American Catholic priest (born in 1935)
August 23rd, 2002 (August 23 2002)DeathHoyt Wilhelm, American baseball player (born in 1922)
August 23rd, 2001 (August 23 2001)DeathKathleen Freeman, American actress (born in 1919)
August 23rd, 2001 (August 23 2001)DeathPeter Maas, American novelist (born in 1929)
August 23rd, 2000 (August 23 2000)EventA Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
August 23rd, 2000 (August 23 2000)EventNicaragua becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. This essentially deprecated the Buenos Aires Convention treaty, because as of this date, all members of the BA Convention were also signatories to Berne.
August 23rd, 2000 (August 23 2000)DeathJohn Anthony Kaiser, Roman Catholic priest (born in 1932)
August 23rd, 1999 (August 23 1999)DeathNorman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)
August 23rd, 1999 (August 23 1999)DeathJames White, Northern Irish writer (born in 1928)
August 23rd, 1997 (August 23 1997)DeathJohn Kendrew, British molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (born in 1917)
August 23rd, 1996 (August 23 1996)EventOsama bin Laden issues message entitled A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places. Osama bin Laden Quotes
August 23rd, 1995 (August 23 1995)BirthEliza Pineda, Filipina child actress
August 23rd, 1995 (August 23 1995)DeathDwayne Goettel, Canadian musician (Skinny Puppy)(born in 1964)
August 23rd, 1993 (August 23 1993)DeathGnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (born in 40)
August 23rd, 1990 (August 23 1990)EventSaddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western "guests" (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.Saddam Hussein Quotes
August 23rd, 1990 (August 23 1990)EventArmenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
August 23rd, 1990 (August 23 1990)EventWest Germany and East Germany announce that they will unite on October 3.
August 23rd, 1990 (August 23 1990)DeathDavid Rose, American composer and orchestra leader (born in 1910)
August 23rd, 1989 (August 23 1989)EventSinging Revolution: two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania stand on the Vilnius-Tallinn road, holding hands (Baltic Way).
August 23rd, 1989 (August 23 1989)EventAll of Australia s 1,645 domestic airline pilots resign after the airlines threaten to fire them and sue them over a dispute.
August 23rd, 1989 (August 23 1989)DeathMohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (born in 1944)
August 23rd, 1989 (August 23 1989)DeathR. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (born in 1927)
August 23rd, 1988 (August 23 1988)BirthDaniel Schwaab, German footballer
August 23rd, 1987 (August 23 1987)BirthNikki Gil, Filipina actress, host and singer
August 23rd, 1987 (August 23 1987)DeathDidier Pironi, French racing car driver (born in 1952)
August 23rd, 1986 (August 23 1986)BirthNeil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician
August 23rd, 1985 (August 23 1985)EventHans Tiedge, top counter-spy of West Germany, defects to East Germany.
August 23rd, 1984 (August 23 1984)BirthGlen Johnson, English footballer
August 23rd, 1983 (August 23 1983)BirthSun Ming Ming, Chinese basketball player
August 23rd, 1982 (August 23 1982)EventBachir Gemayel is elected Lebanese President amidst the raging civil war.
August 23rd, 1982 (August 23 1982)BirthNatalie Coughlin, American swimmer
August 23rd, 1982 (August 23 1982)BirthYTCracker, American musician
August 23rd, 1982 (August 23 1982)BirthScott Palguta, professional soccer player
August 23rd, 1982 (August 23 1982)DeathStanford Moore, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1913)
August 23rd, 1981 (August 23 1981)BirthOzzy Lusth, American Survivor contestant
August 23rd, 1981 (August 23 1981)BirthStephan Loboue, Ivorian footballer
August 23rd, 1981 (August 23 1981)BirthCarmen Luvana, American pornographic actress.
August 23rd, 1981 (August 23 1981)BirthCarlos Cuellar, Spanish footballer
August 23rd, 1980 (August 23 1980)BirthDenny Bautista, Dominican baseball player
August 23rd, 1980 (August 23 1980)BirthRex Grossman, American football player
August 23rd, 1979 (August 23 1979)EventMount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
August 23rd, 1979 (August 23 1979)EventSoviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.
August 23rd, 1979 (August 23 1979)BirthEdgar Sosa, Mexican boxer
August 23rd, 1978 (August 23 1978)BirthKobe Bryant, American basketball playerKobe Bryant Quotes
August 23rd, 1978 (August 23 1978)BirthJulian Casablancas, American musician Julian Quotes
August 23rd, 1977 (August 23 1977)EventThe Gossamer Condor wins the Kremer prize for human powered flight.
August 23rd, 1977 (August 23 1977)BirthDouglas Sequeira, Costa Rican footballer
August 23rd, 1976 (August 23 1976)BirthScott Caan, American actor
August 23rd, 1975 (August 23 1975)EventSuccessful Communist coup in Laos.
August 23rd, 1975 (August 23 1975)BirthEliza Carthy, English singer and fiddler
August 23rd, 1975 (August 23 1975)BirthJarkko Ruutu, Finnish ice hockey player
August 23rd, 1974 (August 23 1974)BirthRay Park, Scottish actor
August 23rd, 1974 (August 23 1974)BirthShifty, American musician (Crazy Town)
August 23rd, 1974 (August 23 1974)BirthBenjamin Limo, Kenyan runner
August 23rd, 1974 (August 23 1974)BirthChristian Beranek, American graphic novelist and actor
August 23rd, 1974 (August 23 1974)DeathRoberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (born in 1888)
August 23rd, 1973 (August 23 1973)EventThe Intelsat communication satellite is launched.
August 23rd, 1973 (August 23 1973)BirthCasey Blake, American baseball player
August 23rd, 1972 (August 23 1972)BirthMartin Grainger, English footballer
August 23rd, 1972 (August 23 1972)BirthRaul Casanova, Puerto Rican baseball player
August 23rd, 1971 (August 23 1971)BirthDemetrio Albertini, Italian footballer
August 23rd, 1971 (August 23 1971)BirthBoneCrusher, American rapper
August 23rd, 1971 (August 23 1971)DeathThe original Shamu, Sea World orca
August 23rd, 1970 (August 23 1970)BirthJay Mohr, American actor and comedian
August 23rd, 1970 (August 23 1970)BirthRiver Phoenix, American actor (died in 1993)River Phoenix Quotes
August 23rd, 1970 (August 23 1970)BirthBrad Mehldau, American pianist
August 23rd, 1969 (August 23 1969)BirthKeith Tyson, English artist
August 23rd, 1969 (August 23 1969)BirthJeremy Schaap, American sportswriter
August 23rd, 1969 (August 23 1969)BirthGenevieve Brouillette, Quebec television and film actress
August 23rd, 1968 (August 23 1968)BirthChris DiMarco, American golfer
August 23rd, 1967 (August 23 1967)DeathGeorges Berger, Belgian racing driver (born in 1918)
August 23rd, 1966 (August 23 1966)EventLunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
August 23rd, 1966 (August 23 1966)BirthRik Smits, Dutch-American basketball player
August 23rd, 1966 (August 23 1966)DeathFrancis X. Bushman, American actor (born in 1883)
August 23rd, 1965 (August 23 1965)BirthRoger Avary, Canadian-born screenwriter, director, and producer
August 23rd, 1964 (August 23 1964)BirthJohan Bruyneel, Belgian cyclist
August 23rd, 1964 (August 23 1964)BirthKong Hee, Singaporean, Founder and Senior Pastor of the City Harvest movement in Asia
August 23rd, 1963 (August 23 1963)BirthHans-Henning Fastrich, German field hockey player
August 23rd, 1963 (August 23 1963)BirthKenny Wallace, American race car driver
August 23rd, 1963 (August 23 1963)BirthPark Chan-wook, Korean director and screenwriter
August 23rd, 1963 (August 23 1963)DeathGlen Gray, American jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (born in 1900)
August 23rd, 1962 (August 23 1962)EventFirst live television connection between the United States and Europe, via the Telstar satellite.
August 23rd, 1962 (August 23 1962)BirthMartin Cauchon, Canadian politician
August 23rd, 1962 (August 23 1962)DeathWalter Anderson, German folklorist (born in 1885)
August 23rd, 1962 (August 23 1962)DeathHoot Gibson, American actor (born in 1892)
August 23rd, 1961 (August 23 1961)BirthDean DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
August 23rd, 1961 (August 23 1961)BirthGary Mabbutt, English footballer
August 23rd, 1960 (August 23 1960)BirthRodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist
August 23rd, 1960 (August 23 1960)BirthChris Potter, Canadian actor
August 23rd, 1960 (August 23 1960)DeathOscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist (born in 1895)
August 23rd, 1959 (August 23 1959)BirthGeorge Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player
August 23rd, 1958 (August 23 1958)EventChinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People s Liberation Army s bombardment of Quemoy.
August 23rd, 1958 (August 23 1958)BirthJulio Franco, Atlanta Braves, oldest regular position player in MLB history
August 23rd, 1957 (August 23 1957)BirthTasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
August 23rd, 1956 (August 23 1956)BirthAndreas Floer, German mathematician (died in 1991)
August 23rd, 1956 (August 23 1956)BirthValgerd Svarstad Haugland, Norwegian politician
August 23rd, 1956 (August 23 1956)BirthSkipp Sudduth, American actor
August 23rd, 1955 (August 23 1955)DeathReginald Tate, British actor (born in 1896)
August 23rd, 1954 (August 23 1954)EventFirst flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
August 23rd, 1954 (August 23 1954)BirthCharles Busch, American director, writer, actor and drag queen
August 23rd, 1953 (August 23 1953)BirthBobby G, British singer (Bucks Fizz)
August 23rd, 1952 (August 23 1952)EventThe Arab League is formed.
August 23rd, 1952 (August 23 1952)BirthVicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician
August 23rd, 1951 (August 23 1951)BirthAkhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (died in 2004)
August 23rd, 1951 (August 23 1951)BirthQueen Noor of Jordan
August 23rd, 1951 (August 23 1951)BirthJimi Jamison, American singer (Survivor)
August 23rd, 1949 (August 23 1949)BirthKatiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
August 23rd, 1949 (August 23 1949)BirthGeoff Capes, English Strongman
August 23rd, 1949 (August 23 1949)BirthShelley Long, American actress
August 23rd, 1949 (August 23 1949)BirthRick Springfield, Australian singer and actor
August 23rd, 1948 (August 23 1948)EventWorld Council of Churches is formed.
August 23rd, 1948 (August 23 1948)BirthAndrei Plesu, Romanian writer, essayist
August 23rd, 1948 (August 23 1948)BirthDaniel Ruettiger "Rudy", University of Notre Dame football legend
August 23rd, 1947 (August 23 1947)BirthWilly Russell, British playwright
August 23rd, 1947 (August 23 1947)BirthDavid Robb, British actor
August 23rd, 1946 (August 23 1946)EventOrdinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
August 23rd, 1946 (August 23 1946)BirthKeith Moon, English singer and drummer (The Who) (died in 1978)
August 23rd, 1945 (August 23 1945)BirthRayfield Wright, American football player
August 23rd, 1944 (August 23 1944)EventWorld War II: Marseille liberated.
August 23rd, 1944 (August 23 1944)EventWorld War II King Michael of Romania dismisses the pro-Nazi government of General Antonescu, who is arrestedied in Romania switches sides from the Axis to the Allies.
August 23rd, 1944 (August 23 1944)EventFreckleton Air DisasterA United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber crashes into a school in Freckleton, England killing 61 people.
August 23rd, 1944 (August 23 1944)BirthAntonia Novello, former United States Surgeon General
August 23rd, 1943 (August 23 1943)EventWorld War II: Kharkov liberated.
August 23rd, 1943 (August 23 1943)BirthNelson DeMille, American novelist
August 23rd, 1942 (August 23 1942)EventWorld War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.
August 23rd, 1942 (August 23 1942)EventWorld War II: The last cavalry charge in history takes place at Izbushensky.
August 23rd, 1940 (August 23 1940)EventWorld War II: The Germans start bombing London.
August 23rd, 1939 (August 23 1939)EventWorld War II: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, Baltic states, Finland, Ukraine and Poland are divided between the two nations.
August 23rd, 1937 (August 23 1937)DeathAlbert Roussel, French composer (born in 1869)
August 23rd, 1936 (August 23 1936)BirthHenry Lee Lucas, American serial killer (died in 2001)
August 23rd, 1934 (August 23 1934)BirthBarbara Eden, American actress and singer
August 23rd, 1934 (August 23 1934)BirthSonny Jurgensen, American football player
August 23rd, 1933 (August 23 1933)BirthRobert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
August 23rd, 1933 (August 23 1933)BirthPete Wilson, Governor of California
August 23rd, 1932 (August 23 1932)BirthHouari Boumedienne, President of Algeria (died in 1978)
August 23rd, 1932 (August 23 1932)BirthMark Russell, American comedian, musician, and political commentator
August 23rd, 1931 (August 23 1931)BirthHamilton O. Smith, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
August 23rd, 1930 (August 23 1930)BirthMichel Rocard, Prime Minister of France
August 23rd, 1929 (August 23 1929)EventHebron Massacre: Arab attack of the Jewish community in the British Mandate of Palestine resulted in 133 Jews killed, 67 in Hebron.
August 23rd, 1929 (August 23 1929)BirthVera Miles, American actress
August 23rd, 1928 (August 23 1928)BirthMarian Seldes, American actress
August 23rd, 1927 (August 23 1927)BirthDick Bruna, Dutch illustrator
August 23rd, 1927 (August 23 1927)DeathNicola Sacco, Italian anarchist (born in 1891)
August 23rd, 1927 (August 23 1927)DeathBartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (born in 1888)
August 23rd, 1926 (August 23 1926)BirthClifford Geertz, American anthropologist, (died in 2006)
August 23rd, 1926 (August 23 1926)DeathRudolph Valentino, Italian actor (born in 1895)
August 23rd, 1925 (August 23 1925)BirthRobert Mulligan, American movie and television director
August 23rd, 1924 (August 23 1924)BirthEphraim Kishon, Israeli writer (died in 2005)
August 23rd, 1924 (August 23 1924)BirthRobert Solow, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
August 23rd, 1923 (August 23 1923)EventCapt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.
August 23rd, 1923 (August 23 1923)BirthEdgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (died in 2003)
August 23rd, 1922 (August 23 1922)BirthGeorge Kell, baseball player
August 23rd, 1922 (August 23 1922)BirthJean Darling, American child actress
August 23rd, 1922 (August 23 1922)BirthPierre Gauvreau, Quebec painter, television writer and producer
August 23rd, 1921 (August 23 1921)BirthKenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
August 23rd, 1919 (August 23 1919)BirthVladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (died in 1984)
August 23rd, 1917 (August 23 1917)BirthTex Williams, American singer (died in 1985)
August 23rd, 1914 (August 23 1914)EventWorld War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
August 23rd, 1914 (August 23 1914)EventWorld War I: the Battle of Mons; the British Army begins withdrawal.
August 23rd, 1912 (August 23 1912)BirthGene Kelly, American dancer and actor (died in 1996)
August 23rd, 1911 (August 23 1911)BirthBirger Ruud, Norwegian athlete (died in 1998)
August 23rd, 1910 (August 23 1910)BirthGiuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer (died in 1979)
August 23rd, 1908 (August 23 1908)BirthHannah Frank, Scottish Artist and Sculptor
August 23rd, 1905 (August 23 1905)BirthConstant Lambert, British composer (died in 1951)Constant Lambert Quotes
August 23rd, 1904 (August 23 1904)EventThe automobile tire chain is patented.
August 23rd, 1903 (August 23 1903)BirthWilliam Primrose, Scottish violist (died in 1982)
August 23rd, 1901 (August 23 1901)BirthJohn Sherman Cooper, U.S. Senator from Kentucky (died in 1991)
August 23rd, 1900 (August 23 1900)BirthErnst Krenek, Austrian-born composer (died in 1991)
August 23rd, 1900 (August 23 1900)BirthMalvina Reynolds, American folk singer/songwriter (died in 1978)
August 23rd, 1896 (August 23 1896)EventFirst Cry of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila.
August 23rd, 1892 (August 23 1892)DeathDeodoro da Fonseca, 1st President of Brazil (born in 1827)
August 23rd, 1889 (August 23 1889)EventFirst wireless message from a ship to the shore received.
August 23rd, 1884 (August 23 1884)BirthWill Cuppy, American humorist (died in 1949)Will Cuppy Quotes
August 23rd, 1884 (August 23 1884)BirthOgden L. Mills, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1927-1932 (died in 1937)
August 23rd, 1883 (August 23 1883)BirthJonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. general (died in 1953)
August 23rd, 1880 (August 23 1880)BirthAlexander Grin, Russian writer (died in 1932)
August 23rd, 1875 (August 23 1875)BirthWilliam Eccles, English radio pioneer (died in 1966)
August 23rd, 1875 (August 23 1875)BirthEugene Lanceray, Russian artist (died in 1946)Gene Ray Quotes
August 23rd, 1868 (August 23 1868)BirthEdgar Lee Masters, American author (died in 1950)Edgar Lee Masters Quotes
August 23rd, 1867 (August 23 1867)DeathAuguste-Marseille Barthelemy, French poet (born in 1796)
August 23rd, 1866 (August 23 1866)EventAustro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.
August 23rd, 1864 (August 23 1864)EventThe Union Navy captures Fort Morgan, Alabama, thus breaking Confederate dominance of all ports on the Gulf of Mexico.
August 23rd, 1864 (August 23 1864)BirthEleftherios Venizelos, Prime Minister of Greece (d.1936)
August 23rd, 1854 (August 23 1854)BirthMoritz Moszkowski, Polish/German composer (died in 1925)
August 23rd, 1853 (August 23 1853)DeathAlexander Calder, first mayor of Beaumont, Texas (born in 1806)
August 23rd, 1852 (August 23 1852)BirthArnold Toynbee, English economist and social reformer (died in 1883)Arnold Toynbee Quotes
August 23rd, 1852 (August 23 1852)BirthClimaco Calderon, President of Colombia. (died in 1913)
August 23rd, 1849 (August 23 1849)BirthWilliam Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (died in 1903)
August 23rd, 1847 (August 23 1847)BirthSarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (died in 1927)
August 23rd, 1846 (August 23 1846)BirthAlexander Milne Calder, American sculptor (died in 1923)
August 23rd, 1843 (August 23 1843)BirthWilliam Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (died in 1932)
August 23rd, 1839 (August 23 1839)EventThe United Kingdom captures Hong Kong as a base as it prepares to war with Qing China. The ensuing 3-year conflict will later be known as the First Opium War.
August 23rd, 1836 (August 23 1836)BirthMarie Henriette of Austria, Queen of the Belgians (died in 1902)
August 23rd, 1829 (August 23 1829)BirthMoritz Cantor, German mathematician (died in 1920)
August 23rd, 1819 (August 23 1819)DeathOliver Hazard Perry, American naval officer (born in 1785)Oliver Hazard Perry Quotes
August 23rd, 1814 (August 23 1814)BirthJames Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore (died in 1877)
August 23rd, 1813 (August 23 1813)EventAt the Battle of Grossbeeren, the Prussians under Von Bulow repulse the French army.
August 23rd, 1813 (August 23 1813)DeathAlexander Wilson, Scottish-born ornithologist (born in 1766)
August 23rd, 1806 (August 23 1806)DeathCharles Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist (born in 1736)
August 23rd, 1805 (August 23 1805)BirthAnton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (died in 1893)
August 23rd, 1799 (August 23 1799)EventNapoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
August 23rd, 1793 (August 23 1793)EventFrench Revolution: a levee en masse was decreed by the National Convention.
August 23rd, 1785 (August 23 1785)BirthOliver Hazard Perry, U.S. naval officer (died in 1819)Oliver Hazard Perry Quotes
August 23rd, 1784 (August 23 1784)EventWestern North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it wasn t accepted into the United States, and only lasted for four years.
August 23rd, 1783 (August 23 1783)BirthWilliam Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (died in 1852)
August 23rd, 1775 (August 23 1775)EventKing George III declares that the American colonies exist in a state of open and avowed rebellion.
August 23rd, 1769 (August 23 1769)BirthGeorges Cuvier, French biologist and statesman (died in 1832)
August 23rd, 1754 (August 23 1754)BirthKing Louis XVI of France (died in 1793)
August 23rd, 1741 (August 23 1741)BirthJean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Perouse, French explorer (died in 1788)
August 23rd, 1724 (August 23 1724)BirthAbraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (died in 1796) Abraham Quotes
August 23rd, 1723 (August 23 1723)DeathIncrease Mather, New England Puritan minister (born in 1639)
August 23rd, 1708 (August 23 1708)EventMeidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
August 23rd, 1706 (August 23 1706)DeathColonel Edward Nott, Esq., British Crown Governor of Virginia (born in 1654)
August 23rd, 1652 (August 23 1652)DeathJohn Byron, 1st Baron Byron, English royalist politician (born in 1600)
August 23rd, 1628 (August 23 1628)DeathGeorge Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English statesman (born in 1592)
August 23rd, 1623 (August 23 1623)BirthStanislaw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (died in 1675)
August 23rd, 1618 (August 23 1618)DeathGerbrand Adriaensz Bredero, Dutch writer (born in 1585)
August 23rd, 1595 (August 23 1595)EventMichael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
August 23rd, 1591 (August 23 1591)DeathLuis Ponce de Leon, Spanish poet and mystic (born in 1527)
August 23rd, 1555 (August 23 1555)EventCalvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
August 23rd, 1541 (August 23 1541)EventFrench explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
August 23rd, 1540 (August 23 1540)DeathGuillaume Bude, French scholar
August 23rd, 1524 (August 23 1524)BirthFrancois Hotman, French lawyer and writer (died in 1590)
August 23rd, 1519 (August 23 1519)DeathPhilibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot
August 23rd, 1507 (August 23 1507)DeathJean Molinet, French writer (born in 1435)
August 23rd, 1486 (August 23 1486)BirthSigismund von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat and historian (died in 1566)
August 23rd, 1387 (August 23 1387)DeathKing Olav IV of Norway (born in 1370)
August 23rd, 1328 (August 23 1328)EventBattle of Cassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers.
August 23rd, 1305 (August 23 1305)EventWilliam Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
August 23rd, 1305 (August 23 1305)DeathWilliam Wallace, Scottish patriot
August 23rd, 1176 (August 23 1176)DeathEmperor Rokujo of Japan (born in 1164)
August 23rd, 1106 (August 23 1106)DeathMagnus, Duke of Saxony
August 23rd, 0686 (August 23 0686)BirthCharles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (died in 741) Charlemagne Quotes
August 23rd, 0634 (August 23 0634)DeathAbu Bakr, Arabian caliph

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