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Friday, April 23, 2010

Greece activates the €45 billion aid package it was offered by Europe earlier in the month to combat the country's debt crisis. //www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/23/AR2010042301437.html?hpid=topnews ("Washington Post")

Thursday, April 23, 2009

General Motors will temporarily close 13 factories in the United States and Mexico. //www.miamiherald.com/news/nation/AP/story/1012797.html (AP via "Miami Herald")

Monday, April 23, 2007

NASA releases the first 3D images of the Sun acquired by the STEREO spacecraft. //www.physorg.com/news96559635.html (PhysOrg)

Wednesday, April 23, 1997

42 villagers are killed in the Omaria massacre in Algeria.

Tuesday, April 23, 1991

A tropical cyclone hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 138,000 people.
A powerful earthquake kills at least 360 people in Georgia.
70 tornadoes break out in the central United States, killing 17. The most notable tornado of the day strikes Andover, Kansas.
Prime Minister of IcelandSteingrímur Hermannsson resigns following an inconclusive parliamentary election on April 20. On April 30, he is succeeded as prime minister by Davíð Oddsson.
Esko Aho, age 36, becomes the youngest-ever Prime Minister of Finland.
STS-39: Space Shuttle "Discovery" lifts off from Cape Canaveral to study instruments related to the Strategic Defense Initiative. The mission ends on May 6.
STS-39: Space Shuttle ''Discovery'' lifts off from Cape Canaveral to study instruments related to the Strategic Defense Initiative. The mission ends on May 6.

Tuesday, April 23, 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.)

Friday, April 23, 1982

Dennis Wardlow, mayor of Key West, Florida, declares the independent Conch Republic for a day.

Monday, April 23, 1979

Fighting in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police's Special Patrol Group results in the death of protestor Blair Peach.

Friday, April 23, 1976

The punk rock group The Ramones release their first self-titled album.

Tuesday, April 23, 1968

April 30 ndash Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university (see main article Columbia University protests of 1968).

Sunday, April 23, 1967

A group of young radicals are expelled from the Nicaraguan Socialist Party (PSN). This group goes on to found the Socialist Workers Party (POS).

Friday, April 23, 1965

The bodies of Portuguese opposition politician Humberto Delgado and his secretary Arajaryr Moreira de Cos are found in a forest near Villanueva del Fresno, Spain (they were killed February 12).
The 1965 Yerevan demonstrations start in Yerevan, demanding recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
In the Dominican Republic, officers and civilians loyal to deposed President Juan Bosch mutiny against the right-wing junta running the country, setting up a provisional government. Forces loyal to the deposed military-imposed government stage a countercoup the next day, and civil war breaks out, although the new government retains its hold on power.
The Pennine Way officially opens.

Sunday, April 23, 1961

Judy Garland performs in a legendary comeback concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Saturday, April 23, 1949

Chinese Communist troops take Nanjing.

Tuesday, April 23, 1946

The Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball League (Which is now the CBA) is founded.

Thursday, April 23, 1942

Wednesday, April 23, 1941

The America First Committee holds its first mass rally in New York City, with Charles Lindbergh as keynote speaker.

Tuesday, April 23, 1940

A fire at the Rhythm Night Club in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198.

Wednesday, April 23, 1924

British Empire Exhibition opens. It was the largest colonial exhibition with 58 countries of the empire dramatically represented.

Monday, April 23, 1923

The Gdynia seaport is inaugurated.

Friday, April 23, 1920

he Turkish Council is founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. It denounces the government of SultanMehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.

Wednesday, April 23, 1919

ANZAC day is observed for the first time in Australia.
Pancho Villa takes Parral, Chihuahua, in Mexico, and executed by hanging both the mayor and his two sons.
The Constituent Assembly of Estonia convenes its first session.
The "Bauhaus" architectural movement is founded in Weimar, Germany.

Monday, April 23, 1906

In Tsarist Russia, the Fundamental Laws are announced at the first state Duma.
May ndash Jack London's novel "White Fang" is serialized in "The Outing Magazine".

Sunday, April 23, 1815

The Second Serbian Uprising against Ottoman rule takes place in Takovo, Serbia. By the end of the year Serbia is acknowledged as a semi-independent state the ideals of the First Serbian Uprising have thus been temporarily achieved.

Thursday, April 23, 1795

Former Governor-General of IndiaWarren Hastings is acquitted by the British House of Lords of misconduct.ref name=Cassell's Chronology

Saturday, April 23, 1661

King Charles II of England, Scotland, Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey, for the second time.

Sunday, April 23, 1645

Saint George\\\\'s Day) ndash English Civil War: One hundred and fifty Irish soldiers bound for service with King Charles I of England are captured at sea by Parliamentarians and killed at Pembroke in Wales.
Saint George's Day) ndash English Civil War: One hundred and fifty Irish soldiers bound for service with King Charles I of England are captured at sea by Parliamentarians and killed at Pembroke in Wales.

Wednesday, April 23, 1625

Stadtholder Maurice of Nassau of the Dutch Republic dies and is succeeded by his younger brother, Frederick Henry.

Friday, April 23, 1599

The Earl of Essex arrives in Dublin at the head of 16,000 troops, the largest army ever seen in Ireland.

Wednesday, April 23, 1597

Probable first performance of William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor".

Sunday, April 13, 1516 (Julianian calendar)

July ndash Selim I of the Ottoman Empire declares war on the Mameluks and invades Syria.
The Reinheitsgebot is instituted in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, regulating the purity of beer permissible for sale.

Saturday, April 13, 1504 (Julianian calendar)

Sunday, April 14, 1437 (Julianian calendar)

Malmö in Denmark (now Sweden) receives its current coat of arms.

Saturday, April 15, 1374 (Julianian calendar)

In recognition of his services, Edward III of England grants the English writer Geoffrey Chaucer a gallon of wine a day for the rest of his life.

Tuesday, April 15, 1343 (Julianian calendar)

The St. George's Night Uprising occurs in Estonia (-1345).

Monday, April 16, 1229 (Julianian calendar)

Alfonso IX of León conquers Cáceres.

Friday, April 16, 1154 (Julianian calendar)

Nur ad-Din Zangi gains control of Damascus, uniting Syria under one ruler.
(around): Nur ad-Din Zangi establishes the al-Nuri hospital in Damascus.

Saturday, April 17, 1014 (Julianian calendar)

July ndash Battle of Salonica fought in Greece between First Bulgarian Empire and Byzantine Empire.
Battle of Clontarf: Gaelic Irish forces under Brian Boru defeat several allied Viking forces in Ireland, ending their power there but losing Brian in the battle.
Source: Wikipedia