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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1348The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George’s Day.
- 1635The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1661King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
- 1815The Second Serbian Uprising – a second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire.
- 1910Theodore Roosevelt made his The Man in the Arena speech.
- 1918World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.
- 1951American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.
- 1955The Canadian Labour Congress is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.
- 1990Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 2003Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.
Who were born on April 23?
- 1746Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)
- 1853Winthrop M. Crane, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920)
- 1897Lucius D. Clay, American general (d. 1978)
- 1923Antonino Rocca, professional wrestler (d. 1977)
- 1923Dolph Briscoe, Governor of Texas (d. 2010)
- 1943Hervé Villechaize, French actor (d. 1993)
- 1947Bernadette Devlin, Irish politician
- 1952Narada Michael Walden, American musician and producer
- 1958Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic music composer
- 1962John Hannah, Scottish actor
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