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.
George Lopez turns 57
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