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406Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians

1305William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.

1541French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.

1799Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.

192640th US Women's Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6 6-4 9-7)

193044th US Women's Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (6-1 6-4)

1933Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following yet another hunger strike

1939Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: Eastern Europe divided between Hitler & Stalin

1942British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo

1942Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief

1954President Getulio Vargas of Brazil resigns temporarily

1970Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game

1972Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers

1981Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf

1987Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

1988Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem

1993Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game

1996Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'

On This Day In History
Date Event
Aug 23, 79
Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire. 
Aug 23, 406
Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians 
Aug 23, 476
Odoacer proclaimed King of of Italy, 1st barbarian King of Italy 
Aug 23, 1046
King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese 
Aug 23, 1305
William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England. 
Aug 23, 1328
Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers 
Aug 23, 1328
King Philip VI of France, crowned 
Aug 23, 1441
Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty 
Aug 23, 1514
Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder. 
Aug 23, 1541
French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada. 
Aug 23, 1542
Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code 
Aug 23, 1553
Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor 
Aug 23, 1555
Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands. 
Aug 23, 1566
Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam 
Aug 23, 1566
Land guardian Margaretha van Parma grants Calvinists rights 
Aug 23, 1582
French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders 
Aug 23, 1595
Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni. 
Aug 23, 1614
University of Groningen opens 
Aug 23, 1617
1st one-way streets open (London) 
Aug 23, 1708
Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur. 
Aug 23, 1711
Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence 
Aug 23, 1784
Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state & name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it 
Aug 23, 1796
African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated 
Aug 23, 1799
Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power. 
Aug 23, 1813
Battle of Grossbeeren - Prussians under Von Bulow repulse French 
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