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Apr 23, 2018

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Historical Events

1932 - 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, the Netherlands, burns down
1962 - Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral
1964 - New York State Theater opens
1992 - Marion Berry (former mayor of Washington, D.C.) let out of prison
1996 - 49th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Sense and Sensibility" Best Film, Michael Radford Best Director
2002 - Pope John Paul II meets with U.S. Catholic Church leaders at Vatican regarding sexual abuse of minors

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Famous Birthdays

1516 - Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian and archaeologist, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1571)
1908 - Frederick Hawkins, dancer
1940 - Michael Copps, American Federal Government official
1941 - Michael Lynne, American film executive
1955 - Tony Miles, chess player
1974 - Sam Madison, cornerback (Miami Dolphins)

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Famous Deaths

1889 - Jules-Amédée Barbey d’Aurevilly, French writer and critic, dies at 80
1918 - Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies
1991 - Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952)
2005 - Al Grassby, Australian immigration minister (b. 1928)
2007 - David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (Pulitzer 1964), dies at 73
2015 - Sawyer Sweeten, American actor (Everyone Loves Raymond), commits suicide at 19

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