What Happened on April 23, 2020

Historical Events

  • Ecuador's COVID-19 death toll is then one of world's highest per capita after 7,600 more deaths than usual (503 official toll), in report by "The New York Times"
  • First findings of a frog fossil 40 million years old, found on Seymour Island, Antarctica (2015) published in "Scientific Reports"

COVID-19 Pandemic

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns this is "not the end phase but still just the beginning" of the COVID-19 pandemic

Sports History

NFL Draft: LSU quarterback Joe Burrow first pick by Cincinnati Bengals

COVID-19 Pandemic

US President Donald Trump suggests COVID-19 might be treated by injecting disinfectant or UV lights into a human body at a White House press briefing. Government officials and disinfectant companies quickly state doing so is not only extremely dangerous but potentially deadly.

Famous Deaths

  • Bernardino Lombao, Spanish handballer (Atlético de Madrid 1967-69), coach (Nat basketball teams) and TV presenter (De Olimpia a Los Ángeles, Objetivo 92), dies at 81
  • Norbert Blüm, German politician, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, dies at 84
2020 Highlights

About April 23, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

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