What happened this day in history April 23

What are the important events that happened on April 23? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 23: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 23 is the 113th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 252 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 10, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 449,760 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectadecatrigon’ day.

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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 284 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,045 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 23 Historical Events

  • 215 BC
    A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.
  • 1014
    Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
  • 1635
    The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1661
    King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1920
    The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
  • 1932
    The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.
  • 1997
    Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.
  • 2003
    Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.

Who were born on April 23?

  • 1889
    Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (d. 1942)
  • 1899
    Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (d. 1979)
  • 1911
    Ronald Neame, British film producer (d. 2010)
  • 1962
    John Hannah, Scottish actor
  • 1968
    Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (d. 2001)
  • 1969
    Martin López-Zubero, Spanish swimmer
  • 1977
    Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player
  • 1979
    Jaime King, American actress
  • 1981
    Sean Henn, American baseball player
  • 1986
    Jessica Stam, Canadian model

Who died on April 23?

  • 1407
    Olivier de Clisson, French soldier (b. 1326)
  • 1625
    Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (b. 1567)
  • 1740
    Thomas Tickell, English writer (b. 1685)
  • 1794
    Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French statesman (b. 1721)
  • 1984
    Red Garland, American jazz pianist (b. 1923)
  • 1986
    Jim Laker, English cricketer (b. 1922)
  • 1991
    Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 1995
    John C. Stennis, American politician (b. 1904)
  • 2007
    Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician (b. 1931)
  • 2007
    Paul Erdman, American economist and author (b. 1932)

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