Tuesday 23 April 1918
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Maurice Druon and Anthony Craxton.
The Blue Bird, directed by Maurice Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 April 1918 ?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Maurice Druon: French novelist.
- Maurice Druon [Kessel]: French writer / journalist (Prix Goncourt).
- Anthony Craxton: British TV producer.
- Andre Maelbrancke: Belgium sport Champion.
- Herbert Hoover: Canton EXecutives.
- Percy Thomson Dean Lieutenant-commander: killed at Zeebrugge, dies.
- National Urban League forms.
- Battle of Zeebrugge ends.
- Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea.
- The Pittman Silver Coinage Act is approved, mandating the melting of up to 350 million silver dollar coins.
- World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.