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.
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)
- 1343Estonia: St. George’s Night Uprising.
- 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.
- 1920The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
- 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.
- 1967Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) is a manned spaceflight, Launched into orbit carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov.
- 1968Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.
- 2003Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.
Who were born on April 23?
- 1628Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (d. 1704)
- 1867Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1928)
- 1897Lucius D. Clay, American general (d. 1978)
- 1907Lee Miller, American photographer & model (d. 1977)
- 1943Gail Goodrich, American basketball player
- 1943Hervé Villechaize, French actor (d. 1993)
- 1960Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (d. 1991)
- 1961George Lopez, American actor and comedian
- 1969Martin López-Zubero, Spanish swimmer
- 1973Patrick Poulin, French-Canadian ice hockey player
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