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Historical Events In April - 23

Friday, 26 February 2021

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 this day in history.  

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

1941  On this day in history greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1945  On this day in history concentration camp Flossenburg liberated  

1945  On April - 23 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 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  Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup on April - 23.  

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

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

1951  Battle of Kapyong, Korea starts on April - 23.  

1951  Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open on April - 23.  

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  On this day in history general Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA  

1954  Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits first of his 755 homers on April - 23.  

1954  Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers on April - 23.  

1955  On April - 23 "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  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 April - 23.  

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

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 this day in history birth of isabelle of Hainaut, queen of France (d. 1190)  

1185  King Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223) was born on this day in history.  

1464  On this day in history birth of johanna van Valois, Queen of France  

1464  On this day in history birth of robert Fayrfax, composer  

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

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

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

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

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

0725  On April - 23 death of wihtred, King of Kent  

0871  On April - 23 ethelred I, king of Wessex/brother of Alfred the Great, dies  

0990  On April - 23 ekkehart II, [Palatinus], monk to St-Gallen/poet, dies  

0997  Vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague, 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1014  Brian Boru, king of Ireland, dies in battle at 87 on April - 23.  

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

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