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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 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.

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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)

  • 1014
    Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
  • 1016
    Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as king of England,
  • 1521
    Battle of Villalar: King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros.
  • 1661
    King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1815
    The 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck.
  • 1955
    The Canadian Labour Congress is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.

Who were born on April 23?

  • 1861
    John Peltz, American baseball player (d. 1906)
  • 1894
    Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (d. 1955)
  • 1904
    Duncan Renaldo, Spanish-American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1936
    Roy Orbison, American singer and musician (d. 1988)
  • 1943
    Gail Goodrich, American basketball player
  • 1955
    Fumi Hirano, Japanese voice actress and essayist
  • 1963
    Magnús Ver Magnússon, Icelandic powerlifter
  • 1969
    Richard Wolstencroft, Australian filmmaker
  • 1979
    Joanna Krupa, Polish/American model and actress
  • 1981
    Seka Aleksic, Serbian turbofolk singer

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