April 23: Day of the Week
April 23, 2020 is the 114th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 252 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac 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.
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April 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1014Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
- 1343Estonia: St. George’s Night Uprising.
- 1660Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland.
- 1661King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
- 1910Theodore Roosevelt made his The Man in the Arena speech.
- 1932The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.
- 1951American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.
- 1985Coca-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.
- 1990Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1993Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
Who were born on April 23?
- 1901E.B. Ford, British ecological geneticist (d. 1988)
- 1918Maurice Druon, French author (d. 2009)
- 1939Ray Peterson, American singer (d. 2005)
- 1947Bernadette Devlin, Irish politician
- 1948Pascal Quignard, French author
- 1968Princess Zein bint Al Hussein of Jordan
- 1974Barry Watson, American actor
- 1977Kal Penn, American actor
- 1986Jessica Stam, Canadian model
- 1986Sven Kramer, Dutch speedskater
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