23 April 2012

Timeline April 22 to 24

April 22
1451  Isabella I, Spanish Queen 1474-1504, sponsored Columbus's voyage to the New World.
1509  Henry VIII became king of England following the death of his father, Henry VII.
1904  J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American nuclear physicist who headed the Manhattan  project, was born.
1970  Earth Day was observed for the first time.

April 23
AD 303 Saint George's Day
1564  William Shakespeare, English poet and dramatist, was born.
1621  Sir William Penn, English admiral and father of Pennyslvania's founder, was born.
1985  The Coca-Cola Co. announced it was changing its secret formula for Coke. (Negative public reaction forced the company to revert to the original version.)

April 24
1800  US Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress.

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