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Historical Events In April - 23

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

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  On April - 23 greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt  

1942  On this day in history 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 April - 23.  

1945  On this day in history concentration camp Flossenburg liberated  

1945  Albrecht Haushofer, writer, dies at 42 on April - 23.  

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

1946  Jesus Castillo, composer, dies at 68 on April - 23.  

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  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 April - 23.  

1949  On this day in history chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing  

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

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

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 April - 23.  

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

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

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  Robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at 76 on April - 23.  

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 this day in history 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  Isabelle of Hainaut, queen of France (d. 1190) was born on April - 23.  

1185  On this day in history birth of king Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223)  

1464  Johanna van Valois, Queen of France was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], System theologist/physician  

1500  On April - 23 birth of alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (d. 1565)  

1516  On April - 23 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 this day in history death of christ, crucified, according to Isaac Newton  

0303  On April - 23 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 April - 23.  

0990  On this day in history ekkehart II, [Palatinus], monk to St-Gallen/poet, dies  

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

1014  On this day in history brian Boru, king of Ireland, dies in battle at 87  

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

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