april 23 history
1967 – The Soyuz 1 was launched by Russia.
1989 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last regular season game in the NBA.
Gamma ray burst (GRB) 090423 is observed for 10 seconds, the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe
Wine merchant William Sokolin breaks a bottle of 1787 Château Margaux, possibly belonging to Thomas Jefferson, worth $500,000 at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York
French virologists Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of the HIV virus.
The new formula was so unpopular that the original Coke was re-introduced as Coca-Cola Classic soon afterward.
Take a look at all of the important historical events that took place on April 23.
On this day, April 23 .
1939 Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR
1516 Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses “The German Beer Purity Law” (Reinheitsgebot) and adds to it standards for the sale of beer in Bavaria, ensuring beer is only brewed from three ingredients – water, malt and hops
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