Saturday, April 23, 2016

Today in History: Saturday, April 23, 2016


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AP Highlight in History:
April 23, 1564, is the generally accepted birthdate of the English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, who died on the same date 52 years later.

On this date in:
1616The Spanish poet Cervantes died in Madrid.
1789President-elect George Washington and his wife moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House in New York City.
1791James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, was born in Franklin County, Pa.
1928Child actress Shirley Temple was born in Santa Monica, Calif.
1940About 200 people died in a dance-hall fire in Natchez, Miss.
1954Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his 755 major-league home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Aaron's career total is second only to Barry Bonds.)
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1968Leftist students at Columbia University in New York City began a weeklong occupation of several campus buildings.
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1971The Rolling Stones album "Sticky Fingers" was released.
1985The Coca-Cola Co. announced it was changing its secret formula for Coke. (Negative public reaction forced the company to revert to the original version.)
2005Co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded the first video to YouTube.com.
2007Boris Yeltsin, the first freely elected Russian president, died at age 76.
2010Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the nation's toughest illegal immigration measure into law.
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Director Michael Moore ("Fahrenheit 9/11," "Bowling for Columbine") turns 62 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
David BirneyActor77
Lee MajorsActor ("The Six Millon Dollar Man")77
Blair BrownActress68
Joyce DeWittActress ("Three's Company")67
Judy DavisActress61
George LopezActor55
Melina KanakaredesActress ("CSI: NY")49
John OliverActor, comedian ("The Daily Show")39
Kal PennActor ("House M.D.")39
Daniela HantuchovaTennis player33
Dev PatelActor ("Slumdog Millionaire")26
Actress Valerie Bertinelli ("One Day at a Time," "Hot in Cleveland") turns 56 years old today.
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