On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1899

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Minoru Shirota, Japanese microbiologist and fouder of the Yakult Honsha beverage company, born in Tatsuoka, Nagano (d. 1982)
  • Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American novelist (Lolita, Ada), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Dandridge McRae, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69