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.
Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as king of England,
Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland.
The Second Serbian Uprising – a second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire.
The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara.
The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.
World War II: Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck.
Algiers putsch by French generals.
Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Who were born on April 23?
King Malcolm IV of Scotland (d. 1165)
Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician (d. 1951)
Myron Waldman, American animator (d. 2006)
Janet Blair, American actress (d. 2007)
Narada Michael Walden, American musician and producer
James Russo, American actor
Claude Julien, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
Arthur Phillips, American author and Jeopardy! champion
Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast
John Cena, American professional wrestler and actor
Who died on April 23?
Saint Adalbert of Prague, bishop (b. c. 956)
Thomas Tickell, English writer (b. 1685)
Gédéon Ouimet, Quebec politician (b. 1823)
Rupert Brooke, English poet (b. 1887)
Sam Ervin, American politician (b. 1896)
Paulette Goddard, American actress (b. 1910)
Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek politician (b. 1907)
Earl Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1934)
Phil Walden, American rock group manager (b. 1940)
Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician (b. 1931)
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