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Notable Historical Events for April 23rd

1861Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)

1955Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open

2013A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama

1993Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC

1995President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City

1939Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR

1954Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers

1597William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance.

1991Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off

1958Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game

April 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 23rd

1791James Buchanan, Cove Gap PA, (Fed/Dem), 15th US president (1857-61)

1928Shirley Temple, Santa Monica, California, American actress, famous as a child star in the 1930s (Bright Eyes, Heidi) and diplomat

1897Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (1963-68) (Nobel 1957)

1977Kal Penn, Montclair, New Jersey, American actor (Dr. Lawrence Kutner-House, The Namesake) and civil servant

April 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 23rd

1956Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England

1925Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (42) weds actress Frances Howard (21)

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April 23rd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on April 23rd

1616William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

2007Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b. 1931)

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