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This Day in History: April 23

April 23: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1635 - The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
  2. 1910 - American President Theodore Roosevelt makes his "The Man in the Arena" speech.
  3. 1967 - Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союэ 1, Union 1) a manned spaceflight carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov is launched into orbit.
  4. 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.
  5. 1990 - Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  6. Famous Birthdays: James Buchanan (American politician, 15th President of the United States), Max Planck (German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Johannes Fibiger (Danish physician, Nobel Prize laureate), Bertil Ohlin (Swedish economist, Nobel Prize laureate), Myron Waldman (American animator)

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