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.
  • 1016
    Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as king of England,
  • 1660
    Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland.
  • 1815
    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.
  • 1920
    The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck.
  • 1961
    Algiers putsch by French generals.
  • 1990
    Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Who were born on April 23?

  • 1141
    King Malcolm IV of Scotland (d. 1165)
  • 1872
    Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician (d. 1951)
  • 1908
    Myron Waldman, American animator (d. 2006)
  • 1921
    Janet Blair, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1952
    Narada Michael Walden, American musician and producer
  • 1953
    James Russo, American actor
  • 1960
    Claude Julien, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1969
    Arthur Phillips, American author and Jeopardy! champion
  • 1969
    Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast
  • 1977
    John Cena, American professional wrestler and actor

Who died on April 23?

  • 997
    Saint Adalbert of Prague, bishop (b. c. 956)
  • 1740
    Thomas Tickell, English writer (b. 1685)
  • 1905
    Gédéon Ouimet, Quebec politician (b. 1823)
  • 1915
    Rupert Brooke, English poet (b. 1887)
  • 1985
    Sam Ervin, American politician (b. 1896)
  • 1990
    Paulette Goddard, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 1998
    Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek politician (b. 1907)
  • 2005
    Earl Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • 2006
    Phil Walden, American rock group manager (b. 1940)
  • 2007
    Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician (b. 1931)

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