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Tuesday April 23, 2019

April 23: Day of the Week

April 23, 2019 was the 113rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 252 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

April 2019

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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)

  • 215 BC
    A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.
  • 1343
    Estonia: St. George’s Night Uprising.
  • 1348
    The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George’s Day.
  • 1661
    King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1920
    The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara.
  • 1927
    Turkey becomes the first country to celebrate Children’s Day as a national holiday.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.
  • 1961
    Algiers putsch by French generals.
  • 1985
    Coca-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.
  • 1997
    Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.

Who were born on April 23?

  • 1564
    William Shakespeare, English writer and actor (d. 1616) (traditional approximate birth date in Julian calendar based on April 26 baptism)
  • 1720
    Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi (d. 1797)
  • 1903
    Guy Simonds, youngest general officer in the Canadian army (d. 1974)
  • 1928
    Shirley Temple, American actress and politician
  • 1930
    Alan Oppenheimer, American actor and voice actor
  • 1943
    Frans Koppelaar, Dutch painter
  • 1957
    Neville Brody, English graphic designer, typographer and art director
  • 1960
    Valerie Bertinelli, American actress
  • 1972
    Sonya Smith, American actress
  • 1983
    Taio Cruz, British singer-songwriter

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