23rd April: Today In History

Today is Sunday, April 23, the 113th day of 2017. There are 252 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History;


1789:  President-elect George Washington and his wife, Martha, moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York.
1016:  Aethelred II “The Unready,” King of the English, died in London after 38 years on the throne.
1616:  (Old Style calendar), English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare died in Stratford-upon-Avon on what has traditionally been regarded as the 52nd anniversary of his birth in 1564.
1791:  The 15th president of the United States, James Buchanan, was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
1910:  Former President Theodore Roosevelt delivered his “Man in the Arena” speech at the Sorbonne in Paris.
1935:  Poland adopted a constitution which gave new powers to the presidency.
1940:  About 200 people died in the Rhythm Night Club Fire in Natchez, Mississippi.
1954:  Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his 755 major-league home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (The Braves won, 7-5.)
1969:  Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. (The sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.)
1971:  Hundreds of Vietnam War veterans opposed to the conflict protested by tossing their medals and ribbons over a wire fence in front of the U.S. Capitol.
1987:  28 construction workers were killed when an apartment complex being built in Bridgeport, Connecticut, suddenly collapsed.
1992:  McDonald’s opened its first fast-food restaurant in the Chinese capital of Beijing.
2005:  The recently created video-sharing website YouTube uploaded its first clip, “Me at the Zoo,” which showed YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim standing in front of an elephant enclosure at the San Diego Zoo.

Actor Alan Oppenheimer is 87.
Actor David Birney is 78.
Actor Lee Majors is 78.
Hockey Hall of Famer Tony Esposito is 74.
Irish nationalist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is 70.
Actress Blair Brown is 70.
Writer-director Paul Brickman is 68.
Actress Joyce DeWitt is 68.
Actor James Russo is 64.
Filmmaker-author Michael Moore is 63.
Actress Judy Davis is 62. 

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