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Historical Events In April - 23

Monday, 16 May 2022

1936  Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win on this day in history.  

1938  Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government on April - 23.  

1939  1st performance of Béla Bartok's 2nd Concerto for violin on April - 23.  

1940  Dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss) on this day in history.  

1941  Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt on April - 23.  

1942  On April - 23 4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins  

1942  On April - 23 marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, pres of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73  

1943  British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta on this day in history.  

1945  In only U.S. use of guided missiles in WW II, 2 BAT missiles release at Balikiapan, Borneo on this day in history.  

1945  On April - 23 concentration camp Flossenburg liberated  

1945  Albrecht Haushofer, writer, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

1946  Bkln Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0 on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history jesus Castillo, composer, dies at 68  

1947  HMS Warspite, to many this was the Royal Navy's most famous battleship. Her survival from her launch on 26th November 1913 to her loss on this date en-route to the breakers has to be at the very least a tribute to her builders for constructing a virtually indestructable ship. She formed part of the 5th Battle Squadron during the First World War. During the Second World War 1939-1946 she took part in the 2nd Battle of Narvik, and the Battle of Calabria in 1940, the battle of Matapan in 1941. This was followed by the bombardment of Normandy where she was damaged by a mine. Previously, in 1943 she was badly damaged by a glider bomb off Salerno. And all this in addition to countless other operations throughout the War. In 1946 she was sold for breaking up on the Clyde but en-route the tow parted and she went ashore in Prussia Cove, Cornwall. She was eventually broken up where she lay on April - 23.  

1948  On April - 23 kSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast  

1949  Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in SF on this day in history.  

1949  Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing on this day in history.  

1950  On April - 23 detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup  

1950  The first major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5) on this day in history.  

1950  1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5) on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history battle of Kapyong, Korea starts  

1951  Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter  

1952  Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies on April - 23.  

1953  General Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history hammerin' Hank Aaron hits first of his 755 homers  

1954  On this day in history hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers  

1955  "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances on April - 23.  

1955  On this day in history robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at 76  

1956  On this day in history project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air)  

1956  On April - 23 uS Supreme court ends race segregation on buses  

1957  On this day in history william Orlamond, actor (Flesh & Devil, Words & Music), dies at 89  

1958  On April - 23 gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game  

1959  "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 perfs on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1170  Isabelle of Hainaut, queen of France (d. 1190) was born on this day in history.  

1185  On April - 23 birth of king Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223)  

1464  On April - 23 birth of johanna van Valois, Queen of France  

1464  Robert Fayrfax, composer was born on April - 23.  

1484  Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things) was born on this day in history.  

1500  Alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], System theologist/physician was born on April - 23.  

1500  Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (d. 1565) was born on this day in history.  

1516  Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0034  Death of Christ, crucified, according to Isaac Newton on this day in history.  

0303  Death of George, knight/saint/patron of England, beheaded on this day in history.  

0725  On this day in history death of wihtred, King of Kent  

0871  On this day in history ethelred I, king of Wessex/brother of Alfred the Great, dies  

0990  Ekkehart II, [Palatinus], monk to St-Gallen/poet, dies on this day in history.  

0997  Vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague, 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40 on April - 23.  

1014  On April - 23 brian Boru, king of Ireland, dies in battle at 87  

1016  Aethelbred II "the Unready", king of England (979-1016), dies on April - 23.  

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