2021 April

April 23: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 23

April 23rd is officially Lost Dog Awareness Day & Talk Like Shakespeare Day.

We are now on the 113th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far into 2021. There are 252 days left until next year.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same star sign, Taurus.

Is April 23 your birthday, or do you just want to know what happened on this day in history? Well, either one, here we’ll share the major historical events, births, and deaths that all happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 2005, the first video was uploaded to YouTube? It was uploaded by Jawed Karim, one of the site’s co-founders and was called “Me at the zoo”.

Keep reading for more facts about April 23rd in history!

What Happened On April 23 In History?

2020

President Donald Trump suggested a dangerous theory that injecting disinfectant could cure the Coronavirus.

OTD in 2020: President Donald Trump suggested a dangerous theory that injecting disinfectant could cure the Coronavirus.
In his press conference he said: "And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?"
2005

The first video was uploaded to YouTube.

The video was uploaded by co-founder Jawed Karim and was titled "Me at the zoo".
1995

President Bill Clinton declared this day as the National Day of Mourning.

This was to mourn the 168 lives that were lost during the terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City on April 19.
1969

Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for killing Robert F. Kennedy

Sirhan Sirhan's sentence was commuted to life in prison and has been denied parole many times.
Source Politico
1968

Bishop Reuben H. Mueller founded the United Methodist Church.

1920

The Ottoman Empire was abolished.

OTD in 1920: The Ottoman Empire was abolished.
1851

The first Canadian postage stamp went into circulation.

The postage stamp became the world's first to feature an animal and not a human leader.
Source RCI
1702

Queen Anne was coronated Queen at the Westminster Abbey, London.

1616

English poet, William Shakespeare died at the age of 52.

1516

Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria enacted the The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) strictly regulating beer making.

The law meant that only three ingredients were permitting in Bavaria beer; water, barley and hops.
1348

The First English order of knighthood was instituted.

Did you know that on this day, April 23rd 2005, the first video was uploaded to YouTube?