On This Day In History, 23 April


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World Events Today

  • The Order of the Garter, the most senior order of knighthood in the United Kingdom, was first instituted today in 1344, by King Edward III of England
  • “New Coke” was introduced today in 1985, it was a failure and was replaced with the original recipe within 3 months
  • Due to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, SARS, outbreak, Beijing announced that all primary and secondary schools would be closed for two weeks, today in 2003

Entertainment Events Today

  • Sticky Fingers, the album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, featuring the hits Brown Sugar and Wild Horses, was released today in 1971
  • The first YouTube video was posted today in 2005, it was posted by the site’s co-founder Jawed Karim and was titled “Me at the zoo”
  • Shane Long, scored the fastest goal in the English Premier League today in 2019, he scored for Southampton 7.69 seconds after kick-off, against Watford

Family Events Today

  • Shirley Temple, the American child actress, singer and dancer, was born today in 1928 in Santa Monica
  • The American singer-songwriter Roy Orbison, whose hits included Crying and Pretty Woman, was born today in 1936 in Texas
  • Harvey Lee Yeary, better known as the American actor Lee Majors, star of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Fall Guy, was born today in 1939 in Michigan

Main Event Today

  • The original ZX Spectrum, an 8-bit personal home computer with rubber keys, was released today in 1982

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Take a Chance Day

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