On This Day - April 23rd
We know what you're thinking, "There's nothing special about April 23rd…" but, as we will show you, this is a very important date and deserves much more attention! Here are some of the most interesting bits and pieces about April 23rd - and if you're already celebrating, congratulations! Let's dive into the past…
On this day
William Shakespeare played host to an important guest.
In 1597, William Shakespeare’s famous play, “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” was performed for the first time. And the Queen herself, Elizabeth I of England, was in the audience! Now that’s an honor.
Baseball records were set!
In 1937, Carl Hubbell won his 17th straight win - at the time, he was the pitcher for the New York Giants and won against the Boston Bees. The same winning streak got him his league record for 24 victories in a row!
Judy Garland recorded a Grammy-winning performance.
Back in 1961, Judy Garland performed a series of songs at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The event was recorded and made into a double live album, which then went on to claim the Grammy Award for Album of the Year! And, to top it all off, it was the first time a female artist won that award - Garland was an incredible talent on and off the screen.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said goodbye to a beloved team.
In 1989, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last game as a Laker. He scored ten points in the game, and the game ended 121-117 in favor of the Lakers over the Seattle SuperSonics at the LA Forum. Abdul-Jabbar has since made his mark both in activism and on the big screen. He's multi-talented!
Beyoncé released her visual album.
In case you missed it, on this very date back in 2016, Beyoncé released her sixth album, “Lemonade.” It was released as a one-hour film on HBO and instantly became a huge hit! For both her fans and industry experts, it’s one of the most iconic releases of the past 25 years.
Special Days Falling on April 23rdEvery day should have something to celebrate, and April 23rd is no exception! With that kept in mind, here are a few things you can mark if you're feeling a bit lost.
National Lost Dog Awareness Day
For dog lovers, nothing is worse than losing your four-legged friend. Thankfully, nowadays, through the power of social media and with more animal shelters than ever before, you have a better chance than ever of finding your pup safe and sound. To honor this important date, look into how you can better protect your pup (by placing a dog tag on their collar, having them chipped, etc.), and take a look at the lost dogs in your area and see if you may have spotted any!
National Take A Chance Day
Life is all about taking chances - however, many of us are pretty risk-averse! As the famous phrase goes, nothing ventured, nothing gained. So, on this National Take A Chance Day, look at the chances you’re hesitant to take and seize them if you can!
National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
While his plays are great fun to watch and enjoy on their own, Shakespeare can sometimes be pretty boring to study - let's face it! Yet, talking like a character from one of the plays can be absolutely hilarious. So, thou art obliged this good morrow to converse as the great playwright would!
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