Historical Events for 23rd April 2019

1861 – Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)
1925 – Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms
1932 – 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, the Netherlands, burns down
1939 – Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR
1961 – “Tenderloin” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances
1964 – New York State Theater opens
1969 – LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points
1991 – Gordon Greenidge scores 223 v Aus, his last Test Cricket knock at home
1996 – 42nd British Academy Television Awards: “Father Ted” Best Comedy, “Cracker” Best Drama
2009 – Gamma ray burst (GRB) 090423 is observed for 10 seconds, the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe

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