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This Day In History (04. 23.2018)

  • 1516 Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses “The German Beer Purity Law” (Reinheitsgebot) and adds to it standards for the sale of beer.
  • 1597 William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance.
  • 1705 Richard Steele’s “Tender Husband” premieres in London.
  • 1789 President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York.
  • 1867 Queen Victoria & Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel.
  • 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) win their 2nd game beating Washington Senators 7-2.
  • 1904 American Academy of Arts & Letters forms.
  • 1932 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens at Stratford-on-Avon.
  • 1954 Hammerin’ Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers.
  • 1963 “She Loves Me” opens at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC for 302 performances.
  • 1964 James Baldwin’s “Blues for Mr Charlie” premieres in NYC.
  • 1968 United Methodist Church forms.
  • 1985 Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal’s invitational.
  • 1991 Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off.
  • 1992 McDonald’s opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China.
  • 1993 Peter Townshend’s musical “Tommy” premieres in NYC.
  • 1995 President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City.
  • 2002 Pope John Paul II meets with U.S. Catholic Church leaders at Vatican regarding sexual abuse of minors.
  • 2016 Beyonc√© releases her 6th album “Lemonade” with a 1 hour film on HBO.

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