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April 23rd, 2003 (April 23 2003)EventBeijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.
April 23rd, 1997 (April 23 1997)EventOmaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.
April 23rd, 1993 (April 23 1993)EventEritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
April 23rd, 1990 (April 23 1990)EventNamibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
April 23rd, 1988 (April 23 1988)EventPink Floyd s album Dark Side of the Moon leaves the charts for its first time after spending a record of 741 consecutive weeks (over 14 years) on the Billboard 200.
April 23rd, 1987 (April 23 1987)Event28 construction workers die when the L Ambiance Plaza apartment building collapses while under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
April 23rd, 1985 (April 23 1985)EventCoca-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.)
April 23rd, 1982 (April 23 1982)EventConch Republic is established.
April 23rd, 1982 (April 23 1982)EventThe ZX Spectrum is released.
April 23rd, 1979 (April 23 1979)EventFighting in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police s Special Patrol Group results in the death of protester Blair Peach.
April 23rd, 1968 (April 23 1968)EventVietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university. see main article Columbia University protests of 1968.
April 23rd, 1967 (April 23 1967)EventA group of young radicals are expelled from the Nicaraguan Socialist Party (PSN). This group goes on to found the Socialist Workers Party (POS).
April 23rd, 1961 (April 23 1961)EventAlgiers putsch by French generals.
April 23rd, 1955 (April 23 1955)EventThe Canadian Labour Congress is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.
April 23rd, 1948 (April 23 1948)Event1948 Arab-Israeli War: Haifa, the major port of Israel, is captured from Arab forces.
April 23rd, 1942 (April 23 1942)EventWorld War II: Baedeker Blitz - German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lubeck.
April 23rd, 1941 (April 23 1941)EventWorld War II: Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the attacking Wehrmacht.
April 23rd, 1940 (April 23 1940)EventThe Rhythm Night Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.
April 23rd, 1935 (April 23 1935)EventPolish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
April 23rd, 1932 (April 23 1932)EventThe 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, the Netherlands burns down.
April 23rd, 1923 (April 23 1923)EventInauguration ceremonies take place of Gdynia as a temporary military port and fishers shelter.
April 23rd, 1920 (April 23 1920)EventThe national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
April 23rd, 1920 (April 23 1920)EventThe Grand National Assembly of Turkey is founded in Ankara.
April 23rd, 1867 (April 23 1867)EventWilliam Lincoln patents the zoetrope, a machine which shows animated pictures by mounting a strip of drawings in a wheel.
April 23rd, 1827 (April 23 1827)EventWilliam Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of systems of rays.
April 23rd, 1661 (April 23 1661)EventKing Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
April 23rd, 1660 (April 23 1660)EventTreaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland.
April 23rd, 1635 (April 23 1635)EventFirst public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
April 23rd, 1597 (April 23 1597)EventWilliam Shakespeare s The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance.William Shakespeare Quotes
April 23rd, 1521 (April 23 1521)EventBattle of Villalar: King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros.
April 23rd, 1348 (April 23 1348)EventThe founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III of England is announced on St George s Day.
April 23rd, 1343 (April 23 1343)EventSt. George s Night Uprising.
April 23rd, 1229 (April 23 1229)EventFerdinand III of Castile conquers Caceres.
April 23rd, 1014 (April 23 1014)EventBattle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
April 23rd, 0215 (April 23 0215)EventA temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.

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