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April 23rd Today's Highlights in History

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Friday, April 23rd
The 113th day of 2010.
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Today's Highlights in History

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   On April 23, 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. The sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment. (Go to article.)

On April 23, 1858, Max Planck, the German Nobel Prize winner who developed the quantum theory, was born. Following his death on Oct. 4, 1947, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. | Other Birthdays)
Editorial Cartoon of the Day
   On April 23, 1892, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about Grant's Tomb in New York City. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
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1564    This is the generally accepted birthdate of the English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, who died on the same date 52 years later.

1616    The Spanish poet Cervantes died in Madrid.

1789    President-elect George Washington and his wife moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House in New York City.

1791    James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, was born in Franklin County, Pa.

1940    About 200 people died in a dance-hall fire in Natchez, Miss.

1954    Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his 755 major-league home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Aaron's career total is second only to Barry Bonds.)

1968    Leftist students at Columbia University in New York City began a weeklong occupation of several campus buildings.

1971    The Rolling Stones album "Sticky Fingers" was released.

1985    The Coca-Cola Co. announced it was changing its secret formula for Coke. (Negative public reaction forced the company to revert to the original version.)

1992    McDonald's opened its first restaurant in Beijing.

1993    Labor leader Cesar Chavez died at age 66.

1995    Sportscaster Howard Cosell died at age 77.

1998    James Earl Ray, who confessed to assassinating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 but later insisted he was framed, died at age 70.

2004    President George W. Bush eased sanctions against Libya in return for Moammar Gadhafi's giving up weapons of mass destruction.

2005    The first video was uploaded to

2007    Boris Yeltsin, the first freely elected Russian president, died at age 76.

Current Birthdays

George Lopez turns 49 years old today.

AP Photo/Katy Winn Actor George Lopez turns 49 years old today.

82    Shirley Temple Black
Diplomat, former child actress

71    David Birney

71    Lee Majors
Actor ("The Six Millon Dollar Man")

62    Blair Brown

61    Joyce DeWitt
Actress ("Three's Company")

55    Judy Davis

53    Jan Hooks
Actress ("Saturday Night Live")

50    Valerie Bertinelli
Actress ("One Day at a Time")

43    Melina Kanakaredes
Actress ("CSI: NY")

33    Andruw Jones
Baseball player

33    Kal Penn
Actor ("House M.D.")

27    Daniela Hantuchova
Tennis player

20    Dev Patel
Actor ("Slumdog Millionaire")

Historic Birthdays

Max Planck

4/23/1858 - 10/4/1947
German Nobel Prize-winning physicist (1918); originated quantum theory
(Go to obit.)

52    William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
English poet and dramatist

68    St. Catherine
4/23/1522 - 2/2/1590
Italian Dominican mystic

49    Sir William Penn
4/23/1621 - 9/16/1670
English admiral and father of Pennsylvania's founder

76    J.M.W. Turner
4/23/1775 - 12/19/1851
English landscape painter

77    James Buchanan
4/23/1791 - 6/1/1868
15th president of the United States (1857-61)

79    Sir Frederick Whitaker
4/23/1812 - 12/4/1891
English politician and businessman; prime minister of New Zealand (1863-64,1882-83)

48    Stephen Douglas
4/23/1813 - 6/3/1861
American Democratic Party leader

78    Vladimir Nabokov
4/23/1899 - 7/2/1977
Russian-born American novelist and critic

88    Edwin Markham
4/23/1852 - 3/7/1940
American poet and lecturer

61    Johannes Fibiger
4/23/1867 - 1/30/1928
Danish Nobel Prize-winning pathologist (1926)

62    Michel Fokine
4/23/1880 - 8/22/1942
Russian ballet dancer and choreographer

62    Sergey Prokofiev
4/23/1891 - 3/5/1953
Russian composer

75    Lester Pearson
4/23/1897 - 12/27/1972
Canadian statesman; winner of Nobel Prize for Peace (1957) and Canadian Prime Minister (1963-68)

58    Roy Halston
4/23/1932 - 3/26/1990
American clothing designer

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