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Historical Events In April - 23

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1936  Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win on April - 23.  

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

1939  1st performance of Béla Bartok's 2nd Concerto for violin on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1942  Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, pres of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73 on April - 23.  

1943  On this day in history british & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta  

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  Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated on April - 23.  

1945  On this day in history albrecht Haushofer, writer, dies at 42  

1946  Bkln Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0 on April - 23.  

1946  On April - 23 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 this day in history.  

1948  KSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast on April - 23.  

1949  Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in SF on April - 23.  

1949  On April - 23 chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing  

1950  Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history the first major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)  

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  On this day in history babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open  

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

1952  Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies on this day in history.  

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

1954  On April - 23 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  On this day in history "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances  

1955  On April - 23 robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at 76  

1956  Project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air) on this day in history.  

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

1957  On April - 23 william Orlamond, actor (Flesh & Devil, Words & Music), dies at 89  

1958  On this day in history gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game  

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 this day in history birth of julius Caesar Scaliger, Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things)  

1500  Alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], System theologist/physician was born on this day in history.  

1500  Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (d. 1565) was born on April - 23.  

1516  Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571) was born on April - 23.  


Famous Deaths In April - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0034  On this day in history 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 April - 23.  

0871  Ethelred I, king of Wessex/brother of Alfred the Great, dies on April - 23.  

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

0997  On April - 23 vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague, 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40  

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

1016  On April - 23 aethelbred II "the Unready", king of England (979-1016), dies  

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