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  • Kiel, Holstein, Germany
    Friday Apr 23, 1858

    Max Planck

    Born

    Kiel, Holstein, Germany
    Friday Apr 23, 1858

    Planck was born in Kiel, Holstein, to Johann Julius Wilhelm Planck and his second wife, Emma Patzig.




  • Ankara, Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Friday Apr 23, 1915

    Armenian Genocide

    The Red Sunday

    Ankara, Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Friday Apr 23, 1915

    On the night of 23–24 April 1915, known as Red Sunday, the Ottoman government rounded up and imprisoned an estimated 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders of the Ottoman capital, Constantinople, and later those in other centers, who were moved to two holding centers near Angora (Ankara).




  • Debrecen, Hungary
    Wednesday Apr 23, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Romania occupied Debrecen

    Debrecen, Hungary
    Wednesday Apr 23, 1919

    On 23 April, Debrecen was occupied by Romanian forces.




  • Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden, Germany
    Monday Apr 23, 1945

    Martin Bormann

    Albert Bormann Left The Bunker complex and flew to the Obersalzberg

    Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden, Germany
    Monday Apr 23, 1945

    On 23 April, Albert Bormann left the bunker complex and flew to the Obersalzberg. He and several others had been ordered by Hitler to leave Berlin.




  • Nanjing, China
    Saturday Apr 23, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    CPC captured the KMT's capital

    Nanjing, China
    Saturday Apr 23, 1949

    On 23 April CPC captured the KMT's capital, Nanjing.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 23, 1975

    Vietnam War

    A Televised Speech

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 23, 1975

    President Gerald Ford had given a televised speech on 23 April, declaring an end to the Vietnam War and all U.S. aid. Frequent Wind continued around the clock, as North Vietnamese tanks breached defenses on the outskirts of Saigon.




  • Falklands
    Friday Apr 23, 1982

    Falklands War

    A Submarine alert was sounded and operations were halted

    Falklands
    Friday Apr 23, 1982

    On 23 April, a submarine alert was sounded and operations were halted, with Tidespring being withdrawn to deeper water to avoid interception.


  • Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Friday Apr 23, 1982

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Beit ol-Moqaddas

    Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Friday Apr 23, 1982

    In preparation for Operation Beit ol-Moqaddas, the Iranians had launched numerous air raids against Iraq air bases, destroying 47 jets (including Iraq's brand new Mirage F-1 fighter jets from France); this gave the Iranians air superiority over the battlefield while allowing them to monitor Iraqi troop movements.


  • Beijing, China
    Sunday Apr 23, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Forming the Beijing Students' Autonomous Federation

    Beijing, China
    Sunday Apr 23, 1989

    On 23 April, in a meeting of around 40 students from 21 universities, the Beijing Students' Autonomous Federation (also known as the Union) was formed. It elected CUPL student Zhou Yongjun as chair. Wang Dan and Wu'erkaixi also emerged as leaders. The Union then called for a general class boycott at all Beijing universities. Such an independent organization operating outside of party jurisdiction alarmed the leadership.


  • Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Thursday Apr 23, 1992

    Bosnian War

    the JNA evacuated its personnel by helicopters from the barracks in Čapljina

    Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Thursday Apr 23, 1992

    On 23 April, the JNA evacuated its personnel by helicopters from the barracks in Čapljina, which was under blockade since 4 March.


  • Krasnodar Krai, Russia
    Wednesday Apr 23, 1997

    Second Chechen War

    Bomb exploded in the Russian railway station

    Krasnodar Krai, Russia
    Wednesday Apr 23, 1997

    Three people died on 23 April 1997, when a bomb exploded in the Russian railway station of Armavir (Krasnodar Krai)


  • Serzhen-Yurt, Chechnya, Russia
    Sunday Apr 23, 2000

    Second Chechen War

    22-vehicle convoy carrying ammunition and other supplies to an airborne unit was ambushed near Serzhen-Yurt

    Serzhen-Yurt, Chechnya, Russia
    Sunday Apr 23, 2000

    On 23 April 2000, a 22-vehicle convoy carrying ammunition and other supplies to an airborne unit was ambushed near Serzhen-Yurt in the Vedeno Gorge by an estimated 80 to 100 "bandits", according to General Troshev.


  • Beijing, China
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS spreading through Beijing: Schools closure

    Beijing, China
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2003

    On April 23, Beijing announced that all primary and secondary schools would be closed for two weeks. A few days before, some colleges in Peking University had been closed because some students had been infected.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO Travel Advisories Updates

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2003

    On April 23, The WHO issued travel advisories against Beijing, Toronto, and Shanxi Province.


  • China
    Friday Apr 23, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    New SARS Death in China

    China
    Friday Apr 23, 2004

    On April 23, China announced that a 53-year-old woman had died on April 19, its first SARS death since June. Two other cases were found, who were both healthcare workers, one of which was the deceased woman's daughter. The outbreak originated from a researcher working on the SARS virus in a lab at the Institute of Virology in Beijing, who inadvertently caught the disease and ended up spreading it to the nurse taking care of him.


  • Italy
    Saturday Apr 23, 2005

    Silvio Berlusconi

    New government

    Italy
    Saturday Apr 23, 2005

    On 23 April, he formed a new government with the same allies, reshuffling ministers and amending the government programme.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    Surgery

    U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

    Johnson underwent surgery on April 23, 2013 to reattach the torn tendons.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

    Marvel Studios

    Daredevil confirmed

    U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

    On October 10, 2012, the Daredevil rights reverted to Marvel Studios, which was confirmed by studio president Kevin Feige on April 23, 2013.


  • Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    OnePlus

    Smash the Past

    Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    On 23 April 2014, OnePlus began its "Smash the Past" campaign. The promotion asked selected participants to destroy their phones on video in an effort to purchase the OnePlus One for $1 (US). Due to confusion, several videos were published by unselected users misinterpreting the promotion and destroying their phones before the promotion start date. OnePlus later revised the rules of their promotion by allowing consumers to donate their old phones. There were 140,000 entrants in the contest with 100 winners.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    Internet

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was reported to be considering a new rule that would permit Internet service providers to offer content providers a faster track to send content

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    On April 23, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was reported to be considering a new rule that would permit Internet service providers to offer content providers a faster track to send content, thus reversing their earlier net neutrality position.


  • Vienna, Austria
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    Carlos Slim

    Telekom Austria

    Vienna, Austria
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    On April 23, 2014, Slim took control of Telekom Austria, Austria's biggest phone carrier, which has telcos in countries such as Bulgaria, Croatia and Belarus, under a 10-year agreement, was Slim's first successful business acquisition in Europe.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    Black Friday

    ICANN top-level domains

    U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    On April 23, 2014, .blackfriday joined a growing list of ICANN top-level domains (such as—traditionally—.com, .net, and .org).


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 23, 2015

    Ellie Goulding

    Working with Major Lazer

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 23, 2015

    Goulding appeared on the Major Lazer album Peace Is the Mission on the track "Powerful", alongside Tarrus Riley. The track was released together with the album on 1 June 2015. A preview of the single was revealed on 23 April 2015.


  • The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, UK
    Saturday Apr 23, 2016

    Prince Charles

    Charles appeared In a Comedy Sketch

    The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, UK
    Saturday Apr 23, 2016

    On 23 April 2016, Charles appeared in a comedy sketch for the Royal Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare Live! at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death in 1616. The event was televised live by the BBC. Charles made a surprise entrance to settle the disputed delivery of Hamlet's celebrated line, "To be or not to be, that is the question".


  • France
    Sunday Apr 23, 2017

    Emmanuel Macron

    First round of the presidential election

    France
    Sunday Apr 23, 2017

    On 23 April 2017, Macron received the most votes in the first round of the presidential election, with 24% of the overall vote and more than 8 million votes all together.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Monday Apr 23, 2018
    19 PM

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Prince Louis

    London, England, U.K.
    Monday Apr 23, 2018
    19 PM

    On 23 April 2018, Middleton's third child, Prince Louis, was born at St Mary's Hospital.


  • France
    Thursday Apr 23, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    France state on April 23

    France
    Thursday Apr 23, 2020

    As of 23 April, France has reported more than 120,804 confirmed cases, 21,856 deaths, and 42,088 recoveries, ranking fourth in the number of confirmed cases.


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