August 23 in History – What happened on 23 August in Past

✅ Published on August 23rd, 2021 in August in History

23 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 23, the day number in a year is 235 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 236. August 23 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 23 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1305After a show trial, William Wallace, leader of theScottish resistance against England during the Wars of ScottishIndependence, was executed in London's Smithfield Market.
1514Ottoman forces defeated the Safavids at the Battle ofChaldiran, gaining control of eastern Anatolia and northern Iraq.
1572The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, a wave of Catholic mobviolence against the Huguenots, began, lasting for several months andresulting in an estimated tens of thousands deaths across France.
1650General George Monck founded 'Monck's Regiment of Foot', the predecessor to the Coldstream Guards, in England's New Model Army,making the regiment the oldest one in the Regular Army in continuousactive service.
1711Admiral Howenden Walker arrived in St. Lawrence.
1762The famous French poet and litterateur André Schnee was born.
1839As it prepared for war against China's Qing Dynasty, an ensuing conflict that became known as the First Opium War, Britain captured theport of Hong Kong.
1850The first American National Women's Rights Conference was held in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1853The first real international weather organization was established in Brussels Belgium.
1866The Treaty of Prague ended the Ostro-Prussian War.
1873The Albert Bridge, spanning the River Thames in London, opened.
1896Andrés Bonifacio and his Katipunan comrades in modern-day Quezon City rose up in revolt against Spanish rule, marking the beginning of the Philippine Revolution.
1906Unable to stop the rebellion, Cuban President Tomas Estrada Palma requested intervention from the United States.
1914In their first major action of the First World War, the British Expeditionary Force defeated German troops in Mons, Belgium.
1927After a controversial trial, and despite world wide protests,Italian-born American anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti wereexecuted via electrocution in Massachusetts for the charges of murderand theft.
1929Palestine riots-Arabs began attacking Jews in Hebron in theBritish Mandate of Palestine, killing over sixty people in two days.
1939Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agreed to theMolotov–Ribbentrop Pact, a 10-year, mutual non-aggression treaty,which also included a secret protocol dividing Northern and EasternEurope into German and Soviet spheres of influence.
1939Non-aggression pact was signed between the then Soviet Union and Germany.
1942The most dreadful battle of the Stalingrad war took place between the Soviet Union and Germany.
1943World War II-The decisive Soviet victory in the Battle ofKursk gave the Red Army the strategic initiative for the rest of thewar.
1944King Michael dismissed the pro-Axis government of General IonAntonescu, putting Romania on the side of the Allies for the remainder of World War II.
1944The famous Indian film heroine Saira Banu was born.
1947Vallabhbhai Patel became the Deputy Prime Minister of India.
1960The world's largest frog (3.3 kg) was caught.
1966The Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from an orbit around the Moon.
1976Thousands of people died due to earthquakes in China.
1978In New Delhi, Indira Gandhi went to court facing fraud charges. Gandhi was warned by the judge to stay in the country and was released on $1,875 bail. The fraud was she and her accomplices deceiving businessmen to gain the use of free cars for the 1977 election.
1989Vilnius, Lithuania experienced a crowd of about fifty thousand individuals on the 50th anniversary of their country being seized by Stalin and Hitler. Baltic residents asked for independence, and formed a human chain 370 miles long, consisted of 1.5 million people to demonstrate the injustices they suffered.
1989Singing Revolution-Approximately two million people joinedhands to form an over 600 km (370 mi) long human chain across theEstonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Soviet republics to demonstrate theirrespective desires for independence.
1990The display of western captives on Tv by Saddam Hussein caused some concern all over the world, as he ruffled the hair of a British child and said that they are not hostages but peacemakers.
1997US University of Mississippi Medical Center received turmeric patent four years ago.
2000John Anthony Kaiser was a Roman Catholic clergyman) in the city of Morendt, Kenya.
2004America's Justin Gatlin became the fastest runner on Earth by winning the 100-meter Ferrata race.
2005Thun Peru Flight Pukalpa Peru had 204 crashes in which 41 people died.
2006Natascha Kampusch, who had been abducted at the age of 10 inVienna, escaped from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil after eight years incaptivity.
2007The European Union removes a ban on the export of British livestock, meat and dairy products, which was enforced after a recent foot and mouth disease eruption in Surrey.
2007The skeletal remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich ofRussia, and his sister Anastasia were found near Yekaterinburg, Russia.
200730 manuscripts of the Rigveda were included in the UNESCO World Memory Register-2007.
2009A serious drought in northern China leaves 5 million people short of water and damages 8.7 million hectares of farmland.
20102 tons of elephant ivory and five rhino horns concealed as avocados headed towards Malaysia are captured in Nairobi, Kenya.
2010A former Philippine National Police officer hijacked a touristbus in Manila and held its occupants hostage for nearly 11 hours beforebeing killed by police.
2011President Obama gives momentary relief to illegal immigrants: students, veterans, the elderly, crime victims and those with family, including same-sex partners, as part of immigration reform in the United States.
2011Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered the origin of the Brahmaputra and Indus rivers and completed a comprehensive satellite study of the length of their route.
2012The U.S. tests helium-filled surveillance balloons on the Mexican border. The two airships float about 800 meter high and are equipped with very advanced cameras. It is said that the balloons will not watch too far into Mexican territory.
2013Real estate developers are blamed because of the damage they have caused to the UNESCO world heritage site of Cyrene, Libya.
2013The attack on the mosque in Tripoli, Lebanon killed 50 people.

Famous Birthdays of August 23 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1932Mark Russell / Pianist / United States of America
1890Harry Frank Guggenheim / Business Man / United States of America
1927Allan Kaprow / Author / United States of America
1724Abraham Yates / Lawyer / United States of America
1923Edgar F. Codd / Scientist / United States of America
1880Alexander Grin / Author / Russia
1980Rex Grossman / Footballer / United States of America
1867Edgar de Wahl / Academic / Estonia
1980Nenad Vučković / Handball Player / Serbia
1969Jeremy Schaap / Author / United States of America
1951Allan Bristow / Basketball Player / United States of America
1943Peter Lilley / Politician / United Kingdom
1959George Kalovelonis / Tennis Player / Greece
1927Dick Bruna / Author / Netherlands
1983Athena Farrokhzad / Poet / Sweden
1981Carlos Cuéllar / Footballer / Spain
1864Eleftherios Venizelos / Lawyer / Greece
1985Valeria Lukyanova / Singer / Ukraine
1966Rik Smits / Basketball Player / United States of America
1921Kenneth Arrow / Academic / United States of America
1971Tim Gutberlet / Footballer / Germany
1949Vicky Leandros / Singer / Greece
1926Clifford Geertz / Academic / United States of America
1971Demetrio Albertini / Footballer / Italy
1979Edgar Sosa / Boxer / Mexico
1974Konstantin Novoselov / Academic / United Kingdom
1983Bruno Spengler / Racing Car Driver / Canada
1982Scott Palguta / Footballer / United States of America
1854Moritz Moszkowski / Pianist / Germany
1929Peter Thomson / Golfer / Australia

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