On This Day in History for April 23 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 131 of 131

  • 1985 New Coke debuts; Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula
  • 1986 Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking
  • 1986 Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60m indoor (7 sec)
  • 1987 28 construction workers killed in an apt collapse in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1988 A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles
  • 1988 Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hrs or less
  • 1988 Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47;06)
  • 1989 Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Wine merchant William Sokolin breaks a bottle of 1787 Château Margaux, possibly belonging to Thomas Jefferson, worth $500,000 at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
  • 1991 USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions
  • 1992 Marion Berry (former mayor of Washington, D.C.) let out of prison
  • 1992 McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China
  • 1993 Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia
  • 1994 Army shoots to death 23-40 fishermen in Gonaives, Haiti
  • 1994 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Norm Duke

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1994 Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Reno NV on KRZQ 96.5 FM
  • 1996 Sotherby begins 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million
  • 1997 Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

2002 Pope John Paul II meets with U.S. Catholic Church leaders at Vatican regarding sexual abuse of minors

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2003 Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.
  • 2009 Gamma ray burst (GRB) 090423 is observed for 10 seconds, the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe
  • 2012 Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, tenders resignation, paving the way for early elections
  • 2012 Rangers F.C. owner, Craig Whyte, is banned for life from any involvement in Scottish football
  • 2013 28 people are killed and 70 are injured during clashes between police and Sunni Muslims in Hawija, Iraq
  • 2013 21 people are killed during violent unrest in Xinjiang, China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2013 The French National Assembly passes an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage
  • 2014 60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2015 Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the first African-American woman as US Attorney-General, succeeding Eric Holder

82nd Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder
82nd Attorney General of the United States
Eric Holder

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 121 of 121

  • 1944 Niklaus Schilling, Basel Germany, director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold)
  • 1947 Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Irish political activist [or 1940]
  • 1948 Richard Day, engineer/development expert
  • 1948 Pascal Quignard, French author
  • 1949 John Miles, vocal/guitar/keyboards (John Miles Band-Rebel, Zaragon)
  • 1952 Tony Maselli, (fictional character on "Who's the Boss")
  • 1953 Fred Upton, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1955 Mike Smith, British DJ
  • 1955 Tony Miles, chess player
  • 1960 Valerie Bertinelli, American actress (Barbara Cooper Royer-1 Day at a Time, Hot in Cleveland), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1963 Magnús Ver Magnússon, Icelandic powerlifter
  • 1966 Jim Stynes [James], Hall of Fame Australian rules footballer (only foreigner to win Brownlow medal), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1968 Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist, born in Lockport, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1968 Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein of Jordan
  • 1968 Princess Zein bint Al Hussein of Jordan
  • 1972 Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet
  • 1981 Gabriella MAO Windsor, daughter of English prince Michael
  • 1981 Chris Sharma, American rock climber/boulderer
  • 1983 Jennifer Heil, Canadian free style skier
  • 1984 Alexandra Kosteniuk, Chess Woman World Champion
  • 1987 Emily Fox, American cupstacking champion

Weddings in History

Divorces in History

Deaths in History