April is the fourth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. It was originally the second month of the year in the Roman calendar and named Martius
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. April 23 has its own special significance in India and world history.
April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. Its name is derived from the latin word aperit, which means to open.
It is also believed that the month’s name is named after the Greek goddess, Aphrodite (Aphros).
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on April 23. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 23 April:
- 1504: Birth of Angad, second Sikh religious leader.
- 1564: Birth of poet and playwright William Shakespeare.
- 1660: Olivea Treaty is agreed between Sweden and Poland.
- 1705: Richard Steele premieres “Tender Husband” in London.
- 1723: Cornelis Steinoune wins election of chief clergyman of Utrecht.
- 1751: Gilbert Eliot Minto, Governor General of the East India Company, was born.
- 1853: The first passenger train ran from Boribandar, Bombay to Thane in India.
- 1906: Fundamental law was announced in Duma, Russia’s first state.
- 1908: The North Atlantic Organization Treaty is signed between Denmark, Germany, Britain, France, Holland and Sweden.
- 1919: Estonian Constituent Assembly begins its first session.
- 1968: Death of famous Ghazal singer Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.
- 1992: Death of Satyajit Ray, a famous Indian filmmaker-director and Bharat Ratna awardee.
- 2005: First video uploaded to YouTube.
- 2007: Former Russian President Boris Nikolaiyevich Altasin passes away.
- 2013: West Indies explosive batsman Chris Gayle hit the fastest century in cricket history in just 30 balls. He scored this century in IPL 2013 against Pune playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore team.
- 2014: A horrific train accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed 60 people and injured more than 80 people.