Today in History, English
Today in History, English

95611August 23Event1521 – Christian II of Denmark is deposed as king of Sweden and Gustav Vasa is elected regent.
95612August 23Event1541 – French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
95613August 23Event1572 – French Wars of Religion Mob violence against Huguenots in Paris results in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre.
95614August 23Event1592 – Japanese invasions of Korea: The Yeongwon Castle is besieged by the Japanese Fourth Division led by Itō Suketaka.
95615August 23Event1595 – Long Turkish War: Wallachian prince Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Călugăreni and achieves a tactical victory.
95616August 23Event1600 – Battle of Gifu Castle: The eastern forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu defeat the western Japanese clans loyal to Toyotomi Hideyori, leading to the destruction of Gifu Castle and serving as a prelude to the Battle of Sekigahara.
95617August 23Event1614 – Fettmilch Uprising: Jews are expelled from Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire, following the plundering of the Judengasse.
95618August 23Event1614 – The University of Groningen is established in the Dutch Republic.
95619August 23Event1628 – George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, is assassinated by John Felton.
95620August 23Event1650 – Colonel George Monck of the English Army forms Monck's Regiment of Foot, which will later become the Coldstream Guards.
95621August 23Event1655 – Battle of Sobota: The Swedish Empire led by Charles X Gustav defeats the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
95622August 23Event1703 – Edirne event: Sultan Mustafa II of the Ottoman Empire is dethroned.
95623August 23Event1765 – Beginning of Burmese–Siamese War.
95624August 23Event1775 – American Revolutionary War: King George III delivers his Proclamation of Rebellion to the Court of St James's stating that the American colonies have proceeded to a state of open and avowed rebellion.
95625August 23Event1784 – Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin it is not accepted into the United States, and only lasts for four years.
95626August 23Event1799 – Napoleon I of France leaves Egypt for France en route to seizing power.
95627August 23Event1813 – At the Battle of Großbeeren, the Prussians under Von Bülow repulse the French army.
95628August 23Event1831 – Nat Turner's slave rebellion is suppressed.
95629August 23Event1839 – The United Kingdom captures Hong Kong as a base as it prepares for war with Qing China. The ensuing 3-year conflict will later be known as the First Opium War.
95630August 23Event1858 – The Round Oak rail accident occurs in Brierley Hill in the Black Country, England. It is 'Arguably the worst disaster ever to occur on British railways'.
95631August 23Event1864 – The Union Navy captures Fort Morgan, Alabama, thus breaking Confederate dominance of all ports on the Gulf of Mexico except Galveston, Texas.
95632August 23Event1866 – Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.
95633August 23Event1873 – Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opens.
95634August 23Event1896 – Officially recognised date of the Cry of Pugad Lawin, the start of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila (actual date and location is disputed).
95635August 23Event1898 – The Southern Cross Expedition, the first British venture of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, departs from London.
95636August 23Event1901 – 600 American school teachers, Thomasites, arrived in Manila on the USAT Thomas.
95637August 23Event1904 – The automobile tire chain is patented.
95638August 23Event1914 – World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
95639August 23Event1914 – World War I: Battle of Mons: The British Army begins withdrawal.
95640August 23Event1921 – British airship R-38 experiences structural failure over Hull in England and crashes in the Humber estuary. Of her 49 British and American training crew, only four survive.

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