About April 23

April 23, 2021 is the 113th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 252 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Taurus is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 284 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 23

  • 215 BC
    A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.
  • 1014
    Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
  • 1348
    The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George’s Day.
  • 1521
    Battle of Villalar: King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros.
  • 1635
    The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1660
    Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland.
  • 1661
    King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1910
    Theodore Roosevelt made his The Man in the Arena speech.
  • 1920
    The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara.
  • 1932
    The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.
  • 1940
    The Rhythm Night Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.
  • 1949
    Chinese Civil War: Establishment of the People’s Liberation Army Navy.
  • 1951
    American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1955
    The Canadian Labour Congress is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.
  • 1961
    Algiers putsch by French generals.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.
  • 1990
    Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1993
    Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
  • 1997
    Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.
  • 2003
    Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.

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