Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/April 23

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This is a list of selected April 23 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled April 23, 2019 featured article or the April 23, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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World Book Day; refimprove
National Sovereignty and Children's Day in Turkey refimprove
Saint George's Day in various countries; refimprove section
1348 – The first-ever appointments to the Order of the Garter, an order of chivalry founded by King Edward III of England, were announced. refimprove section
1827 – Irish mathematician and physicist William Rowan Hamilton presented his Theory of Systems of Rays. refimprove section, unreferenced section
1879 – A fire destroyed the first version of the Main Building of the University of Notre Dame.. refimprove section
1920 – The Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Turkish unicameral parliament, was founded in Ankara in the midst of the Turkish War of Independence. refimprove section
1923Gdynia was inaugurated as a Polish seaport on the coast of Gdańsk Bay, a southwestern bay of the Baltic Sea. refimprove section, expansion
1935 – Poland adopted a new constitution, introducing a presidential system with certain elements of authoritarianism. Stubby, no footnotes
1961 – In the midst of the Algerian War, French President Charles de Gaulle delivered a televised speech calling on military personnel and civilians to oppose a coup d'état attempt against him. refimprove section
1968 – Students protesting the Vietnam War at Columbia University in New York City took over administration buildings and shut down the university. neutrality issues, refimprove section
1982 – The city of Key West, Florida, facetiously declared independence from the United States to protest a United States Border Patrol roadblock and inspection point along U.S. Route 1, the main road into the city. refimprove


April 23: Confederate Memorial Day in Alabama and Mississippi (2018)

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William Shakespeare (d. 1616) · Karl Friedrich Bahrdt (d. 1792) · Kathy Lynch (b. 1957)

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