A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on April 23rd. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On April 23, 1016, Edmund Ironside was crowned King of England, replacing his father Aethelred the Unready.
On April 23, 1348, King Edward III of England proclaimed The Order of the Garter on the feast day of St. George, the Patron Saint of England.
On April 23, 1516, the region of Bavaria, a region world famous for their wonderful beer, signed on to the Reinheitsgebot, the laws in German and former Holy Roman Empire districts that regulate the ingredients and purity of beer.
On April 23, 1635, Boston Latin School was established and is both the first public school and oldest existing school in the United States of America.
On April 23, 1910, former President Theodore Roosevelt gave one of his most famous speeches at the Sorbonne in Paris, France.
On April 23, 1985, Coca-Cola, that icon of American soft drinks, one of the symbols of what stands for America, changed its formula!
On April 23, 2005, the video world was treated to the first ever YouTube video, a video created by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim, under the screen name of “jawed.”
On April 23, 2021, we at History and Headlines said, “Enough!”
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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