Today in History, English
Today in History, English

47101April 23Death2014 – Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan saxophonist, clarinet player, and conductor (Los Cañoneros) (b. 1946)
47102April 23Death2014 – Michael Glawogger, Austrian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (b. 1959)
47103April 23Death2014 – Connie Marrero, Cuban baseball player and coach (b. 1911)
47104April 23Death2014 – F. Michael Rogers, American general (b. 1921)
47105April 23Death2014 – Mark Shand, English conservationist and author (b. 1951)
47106April 23Death2014 – Patric Standford, English composer and educator (b. 1939)
47107April 23Death2015 – Richard Corliss, American journalist and critic (b. 1944)
47108April 23Death2015 – Ray Jackson, Australian activist (b. 1941)
47109April 23Death2015 – Pierre Claude Nolin, Canadian lawyer and politician, Speaker of the Canadian Senate (b. 1950)
47110April 23Death2015 – Jim Steffen, American football player (b. 1936)
47111April 23Death2015 – Sawyer Sweeten, American actor (b. 1995)
47112April 23Death2015 – Francis Tsai, American author and illustrator (b. 1967)
47113April 23Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Adalbert of PragueGeorgeGerard of ToulToyohiko Kagawa (Episcopal and Lutheran Church)April 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
47114April 23Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which the first day of Children's Day can fall, while April 29 is the latest celebrated on the last weekend of April. (Colombia)
47115April 23Holiday and observanceIndependence Day (Conch Republic, Key West, Florida)
47116April 23Holiday and observanceInternational Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day
47117April 23Holiday and observanceNational Sovereignty and Children's Day (Turkey and Northern Cyprus)
47118April 23Holiday and observanceNavy Day (China)
47119April 23Holiday and observanceSt George's Day (England) and its related observances:Canada Book Day (Canada)La Diada de Sant Jordi (Catalonia, Spain)World Book Day (international)
47120April 23Holiday and observanceUN English Language Day (United Nations)
47121April 24Event1479 BC – Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th dynasty).
47122April 24Event1184 BC – Traditional date of the fall of Troy.
47123April 24Event1547 – Battle of Mühlberg. Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League.
47124April 24Event1558 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.
47125April 24Event1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, is published.
47126April 24Event1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".
47127April 24Event1877 – Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
47128April 24Event1885 – American sharpshooter Annie Oakley is hired by Nate Salsbury to be a part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West.
47129April 24Event1895 – Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single-handedly around the world, sets sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop "Spray".
47130April 24Event1904 – The Lithuanian press ban is lifted after almost 40 years.

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