On This Day — April 23rd


April 23rd is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 252 days remaining until the end of the year.


1516 – The most well-known version of the Reinheitsgebot, the German Beer Purity Law, was adopted across the entirety of Bavaria.

1661 – Charles II, King of England, Ireland, and Scotland was crowned at Westminster Abbey.

1918 – First World War: The British Royal Navy conducted an unsuccessful raid on the German-occupied port of Bruges-Zeebrugge in Belgium.

1951 – American journalist William N. Oatis was arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.

1985 – The Coca-Cola Company replaced its flagship soft drink, Coca-Cola, with “New Coke” which generated so much negative response that the company put the previous formula back on the market less than three months later.

Celebrity Birthdays

George Lopez turns 57

John Cena turns 41

Joanna Krupa turns 39

Dev Patel turns 28

Gigi Hadid turns 23

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