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Thursday April 23, 2020

April 23: Day of the Week

April 23, 2020 was the 114th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 252 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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

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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.
  • 1014
    Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
  • 1343
    Estonia: St. George’s Night Uprising.
  • 1635
    The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1910
    Theodore Roosevelt made his The Man in the Arena speech.
  • 1918
    World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.
  • 1927
    Turkey becomes the first country to celebrate Children’s Day as a national holiday.
  • 1942
    World War II: Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck.
  • 1990
    Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 2003
    Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.

Who were born on April 23?

  • 1516
    Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)
  • 1813
    Stephen A. Douglas, U.S. Senator from Illinois and Presidential candidate (d. 1861)
  • 1900
    Joseph Green, Polish-born actor and director (d. 1996)
  • 1907
    Lee Miller, American photographer & model (d. 1977)
  • 1928
    Shirley Temple, American actress and politician
  • 1960
    Claude Julien, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1977
    Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player
  • 1979
    Barry Fratelli, Scottish bassist (The Fratellis)
  • 1979
    Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer (The Rasmus)
  • 1990
    Dev Patel, British actor

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