Historical Events on 23rd April

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215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.
1014 - King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats Viking forces at Battle of Clontarf freeing Ireland from foreign control
1154 - Damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo
1229 - Ferdinand III of Castile conquers Cáceres.
1343 - St. George's Night Uprising in Estonia
1348 - 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter)
1500 - Pedro Cabral lands & annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz)
1501 - Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral & 6 ships return to Lisbon
1504 - King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria
1516 - Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses "The German Beer Purity Law" (Reinheitsgebot) and adds to it standards for the sale of beer
1597 - William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance.
1616 - Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England
The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) 1633 - Sweden & Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn
1635 - Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded
1660 - Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland.
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1661 - English king Charles II crowned in London
1662 - Connecticut chartered as an English colony
1705 - Richard Steele's "Tender Husband" premieres in London
1723 - Cornelis Steenoven elected archbishop of Utrecht
1775 - Opera "Il Ré Pastore" is produced (Salzburg)
1789 - President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, NY
1795 - William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason
1798 - Dutch emperor accepts new Constitution
1826 - Missolonghi captured by Turks
1827 - William Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of systems of rays.
1838 - English steamship "Great Western" crossing Atlantic docks in NYC
1851 - Canada issues its 1st postage stamps
1860 - Dem convention in Charleston SC divided over slavery
Confederate General Robert E. LeeConfederate General Robert E. Lee 1861 - Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)
1861 - Arkansas troops seize Ft Smith
1864 - Battle of Cane River, LA (Red River Expedition, Monett's Ferry)
1867 - Queen Victoria & Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel
1871 - Blossom Rock in SF Bay blown up
1878 - 1st Dutch test drive of steam tram
1881 - Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Patience" produced in London
1883 - John Heemskerk Azn forms Dutch government
1891 - Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia
1896 - Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial's Music Hall (NYC)
1900 - 1st know occurrence of word "hillbillie" (NY Journal)
1903 - NY Highlanders (Yankees) win their 2nd game beating Wash Senators 7-2
1904 - American Academy of Arts & Letters forms
1908 - Denmark, Germany, Britain, France, Netherlands & Sweden sign North Sea accord
1910 - International Exhibition opens in Brussels
1915 - ACA becomes National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA)
1916 - Lord Dunsany's "Night at an Inn" premieres in NYC
1918 - Battle of Zeebrugge ends
1918 - Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea
1918 - National Urban League forms
1919 - Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season
1920 - Turkish Grand National Assembly 1st meets, in Ankara
1920 - The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
1921 - Charles Paddock runs world record 100m (10.4 secs)
1923 - Inauguration ceremonies take place of Gdynia as a temporary military port and fishers' shelter.
1924 - British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
1925 - 1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged
1925 - Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms
1925 - Having badly defeated Spain and driven her out of Spanish Morocco, the native Riffi, led by Abd-el-Krim, turn on the French in French Morocco
1932 - Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens at Stratford-on-Avon
1932 - The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, the Netherlands burns down.
1933 - Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal
1935 - Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
1936 - Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win
1938 - Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government
1939 - 1st performance of Béla Bartok's 2nd Concerto for violin
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 1939 - Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR
1940 - Dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss)
1940 - NY Yankees dedicate a plaque to Jacob Rupert
1941 - Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt
1942 - 4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins
1942 - Luftwaffe bombs Exeter
1943 - British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta
1945 - Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated
1945 - US troops in Italy cross river Po
1946 - Bkln Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1948 - KSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
1949 - Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing
1949 - Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in SF
1949 - Netherlands annexes Elten & Tudderen
1950 - 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
1950 - 4th NBA Championship: Min Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 2
1950 - Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island
1950 - Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 3
1951 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open
1952 - Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
1952 - NY Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game & hits his only HR
1952 - Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed
1953 - General Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA
1953 - KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, AL (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 1954 - Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers
1955 - "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances
1955 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open
1958 - Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game
1959 - "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 perfs
1959 - 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
1960 - 1st performance of Ferde Grofe's "San Francisco Suite"
1961 - "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances
1961 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1961 - Algiers putsch by French generals.
1962 - 1st US satellite to reach the moon launched
1962 - NY Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1
1962 - Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral
MLB First Baseman Gil HodgesMLB First Baseman Gil Hodges 1963 - "She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 302 perfs
1963 - Jerry Bock & S Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" premieres in NYC
1964 - James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr Charlie" premieres in NYC
1964 - New York State Theater opens
1964 - Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0
1965 - Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite
1967 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
1967 - Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty
1968 - "I'm Solomon" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 7 performances
1968 - 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 & 10 new pence, replacing shilling and two-shilling pieces)
1968 - United Methodist Church forms
1969 - ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney
NBA Guard Jerry WestNBA Guard Jerry West 1969 - LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points
1969 - Over 1000 square miles flooded in Shantung Province China
1969 - Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
1969 - The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement
1971 - Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike
1971 - Soyuz 10 launched; cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station
1972 - 26th Tony Awards: Sticks & Bones & 2 Gentlemen of Verona win
1972 - Apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface
1972 - Betty Burfeind wins LPGA Birmingham Centennital Golf Classic
1972 - The Sunday Times Insight Team publish their account of the events of 'Bloody Sunday'
1974 - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1975 - Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" premieres in London
1977 - ADO The Hague soccer team forms
1977 - Dr Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops
1977 - Milt workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa
1977 - Czech chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously & only loses 10
1978 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic
1978 - Reds Joe Morgan ends record streak of 91 cons errorless games at 2nd
1978 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 - Fighting in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police Special Patrol Group results in the death of protester Blair Peach.
1980 - Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die
1982 - Conch Republic is established - secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America
1982 - The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is released.
1983 - David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* v Sri Lanka
1984 - AIDS-virus identified (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)
1985 - Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational
1985 - New Coke debuts; Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula
1985 - Flyers 5-Isles 3-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-0 lead
1986 - Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking
1986 - Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60m indoor (7 sec)
1987 - 28 construction workers killed in an apt collapse in Bridgeport, Ct
1987 - NJ Devils farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) NY
1988 - A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles
1988 - Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hrs or less
1988 - Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47;06)
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 1989 - Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
1989 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker
1989 - Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning
1989 - Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts
1990 - 11th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1991 - Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off
1991 - Gordon Greenidge scores 223 v Aus, his last Test Cricket knock at home
1991 - USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions
1992 - "Shirnada" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
1992 - Marion Berry (former mayor of Wash DC) let out of prison
1992 - McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China
1993 - Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia
1993 - Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC
Rocker Pete TownshendRocker Pete Townshend 1994 - Army shoots to death 23-40 fishermen in Gonaives Haiti
1994 - General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Norm Duke
1994 - Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY
1995 - Laura Davis wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship
1995 - President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Reno NV on KRZQ 96.5 FM
1996 - Sotherby begins 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million
1997 - "Titanic," opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
1997 - 32nd Academy of Country Music Awards: LeAnn Rines & Brooks & Dunn
1997 - Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.
2003 - Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.
2009 - The gamma ray burst GRB 090423 it's observed for 10 seconds as the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe.
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 2011 - Zach Daniels defeated Rick Michaels to become the new TNT Heavyweight Champion.
2012 - Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, tenders resignation, paving the way for early elections
2012 - Rangers F.C. owner, Craig Whyte, is banned for life from any involvement in Scottish football
2012 - 38,000 London Marathon entrants have their home and email contacts published in a data protection breach
2013 - 28 people are killed and 70 are injured during clashes between police and Sunni Muslims in Hawija, Iraq
2013 - 21 people are killed during violent unrest in Xinjiang, China
2013 - A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama
2013 - The French National Assembly passes an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage
44th US President Barack Obama44th US President Barack Obama 2013 - West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)
2014 - 60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo

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