About April 23

April 23, 2020 is the 114th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 252 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 295 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.
  • 1343
    Estonia: St. George’s Night Uprising.
  • 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.
  • 1815
    The Second Serbian Uprising – a second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1920
    The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara.
  • 1920
    The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
  • 1927
    Turkey becomes the first country to celebrate Children’s Day as a national holiday.
  • 1935
    The Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) is a manned spaceflight, Launched into orbit carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.
  • 1985
    Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months.
  • 1993
    Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
  • 2003
    Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.

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