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April 23: This Day That Year

April 23

- 1516 - Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses "The German Beer Purity Law" (Reinheitsgebot).

- 1564 - Birthday: William Shakespeare English poet & play write born in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.

- 1616 - William Shakespeare, English poet dies at 52 (born April 23, 1564).

- 1661 - Charles II is crowned King of England.

- 1791 - Birthday: James Buchanan, 15th US president born in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania (June 1, 1868).

- 1851 - Canada: 1st postage stamps issued.

- 1897 - Birthday: Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian PM (1963-68) born in Toronto, Ontario (December 27, 1972).

- 1977 - Birthday: John Oliver, English comedian born in Birmingham, West Midlands.

- 1990 - Namibia becomes the 160th member of the UN & the 50th member of the Commonwealth Nations.

- 2005 - The first video uploaded to YouTube.com (Me at the Zoo).

- 2007 - Boris Yeltsin, 1st President of Russian Federation (1991-99), dies due to heart failure at 76 (born February 1, 1931).

- 2012 - Around 38,000 London Marathon participants had their home & email contacts publicly published.

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