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.
Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
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: The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.
Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.
Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.
Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.
Who were born on April 23?
Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (d. 1942)
Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (d. 1979)
Ronald Neame, British film producer (d. 2010)
John Hannah, Scottish actor
Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (d. 2001)
Martin López-Zubero, Spanish swimmer
Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player
Jaime King, American actress
Sean Henn, American baseball player
Jessica Stam, Canadian model
Who died on April 23?
Olivier de Clisson, French soldier (b. 1326)
Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (b. 1567)
Thomas Tickell, English writer (b. 1685)
Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French statesman (b. 1721)
Red Garland, American jazz pianist (b. 1923)
Jim Laker, English cricketer (b. 1922)
Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952)
John C. Stennis, American politician (b. 1904)
Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician (b. 1931)
Paul Erdman, American economist and author (b. 1932)
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