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Historical Events In April - 23

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1936  On April - 23 carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win  

1938  On April - 23 sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government  

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

1940  On April - 23 dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss)  

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

1942  On this day in history 4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins  

1942  On this day in history marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, pres of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73  

1943  On April - 23 british & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta  

1945  On April - 23 in only U.S. use of guided missiles in WW II, 2 BAT missiles release at Balikiapan, Borneo  

1945  Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated on this day in history.  

1945  On April - 23 albrecht Haushofer, writer, dies at 42  

1946  On April - 23 bkln Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0  

1946  On April - 23 jesus Castillo, composer, dies at 68  

1947  On this day in history 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.  

1948  KSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in SF  

1949  Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing on April - 23.  

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

1950  On April - 23 the first major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)  

1950  On April - 23 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)  

1951  Battle of Kapyong, Korea starts on this day in history.  

1951  On April - 23 babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open  

1952  On April - 23 bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter  

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

1953  On April - 23 general Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA  

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

1954  On April - 23 hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers  

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

1955  Robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1956  On April - 23 project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air)  

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

1957  William Orlamond, actor (Flesh & Devil, Words & Music), dies at 89 on this day in history.  

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In April - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1170  On April - 23 birth of isabelle of Hainaut, queen of France (d. 1190)  

1185  King Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223) was born on April - 23.  

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

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

1484  On April - 23 birth of julius Caesar Scaliger, Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things)  

1500  On April - 23 birth of alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], System theologist/physician  

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

1516  On this day in history birth of georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)  


Famous Deaths In April - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0034  On April - 23 death of christ, crucified, according to Isaac Newton  

0303  On this day in history death of george, knight/saint/patron of England, beheaded  

0725  Death of Wihtred, King of Kent on this day in history.  

0871  Ethelred I, king of Wessex/brother of Alfred the Great, dies on this day in history.  

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  Brian Boru, king of Ireland, dies in battle at 87 on this day in history.  

1016  On this day in history aethelbred II "the Unready", king of England (979-1016), dies  

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