THIS DAY IN HISTORY 23/04


This Day in History 23/04
APRIL 23RD

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1662 – Connecticut chartered as an English colony

1827 – William Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of systems of rays

1891 – Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia

1915 – ACA becomes National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA)

1964 – James Baldwin’s “Blues for Mr Charlie” premieres in NYC

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968 – 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 & 10 new pence, replacing shilling and two-shilling pieces)

1984 – AIDS-virus identified (acquired immune deficiency syndrome

1985 – New Coke debuts; Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula

1993 – Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1564 – William Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon, English Poet and playwright, traditionally regarded as his birthdate

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1791 – James Buchanan, Cove Gap PA, (Fed/Dem), 15th US president (1857-61)

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1954 – Michael Moore, Flint, Michigan, American filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko)

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1977 – Kal Penn, Montclair, New Jersey, American actor (Dr. Lawrence Kutner-House, The Namesake) and civil servant

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1982 – Taio Cruz, London/English R&B, Pop, Hip Hop singer

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1988 – Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1616 – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69

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1616 – William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

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1781 – James Abercrombie, British general (b. 1706)

2007 – Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b. 1931)

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