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This Day in History – April 23

1635 – Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded.

1662 – Connecticut chartered as an English Colony.

1789 – President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York.

1900 – 1st known occurrence of word “hillbillie” (NY Journal)

1904 – American Academy of Arts & Letters forms.

1919 – Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season.

1939 – Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st home run.

1945 – US troops in Italy cross river Po.

1954 – Hammerin’ Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers.

1959 – “Destry Rides Again” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 performances.

1962 – 1st US satellite to reach the moon launched.

1978 – Reds Joe Morgan ends record streak of 91 consecutive errorless games at 2nd.

1985 – New Coke debuts; Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula.

1988 – Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hours or less.

1989 – Wine merchant William Sokolin breaks a bottle of 1787 Chateau Margaux, possibly belonging to Thomas Jefferson, worth $500,000 at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York.

1992 – Marion Berry (former mayor of Washington, DC) let out of prison.

1992 – McDonald’s opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China.

2002 – Pope Paul II meets with U.S. Catholic Church leaders at Vatican regarding sexual abuse of minors.

2013 – A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama.

2015 – Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the first African-American woman as US Attorney General.

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