I’ll be posting a few fun little things that happened on this day in history. I’ll also add my own commentary to the mix now and then as well.
Note: Not all events will be pleasant, but I promise to throw in as many quirky and pleasant ones as I can to balance.
I have a special day for this one. It’s personal. On this day, April 23rd, 1991, my sister, Sarah Elizabeth Crider was born. She would have been thirty years old today. May she rest in peace.
1597- William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance
1968- 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 & 10 new pence, replacing shilling and two-shilling pieces)
1635- Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded
1661- English king Charles II crowned in London
1789- President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York
1851- Canada issues its 1st postage stamps
1861- Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)
1871- Blossom Rock in San Francisco Bay blown up
1891- Jews are expelled from Moscow, Russia
1931- US gangster film “The Public Enemy” starring James Cagney and Jean Harlow premieres
1936- MLB pitcher Carl Hubbell’s 1st start of season is his 17th straight win for the new York Giants
1940- Dance hall fires kills 198 in Natchez, Mississippi
My source and more facts at On This Day
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