On This Day in History, April 23

If you enjoy watching Youtube videos, be it your favorite vlogger or just catching up with hacks. This date marks the day when the first Youtube video was uploaded.

Discover other first events and major occasions of this day, April 23 in history.

  • 1635-The Boston Public Latin School was established, thus becoming the first school building in the United States.
  • 1789-President-elect George Washington moved into Franklin House, New York.
  • 1861-Arkansas troops seized Fort Smith.
  • 1896-The vita scope system for projecting movies onto a screen was demonstrated in New York City.
  • 1908-U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt signed an act establishing the U.S. Army Reserve.
  • 1920-Turkish Grand National Assembly 1st met in Ankara, under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
  • 1924-The U.S. Senate passed the Soldier’s, Bonus Bill.
  • 1939-Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hit his 1st HR.
  • 1948-Johnny Longden became the first race jockey to ride 3,000 career winners.
  • 1957-More police forces throughout the United States began using portable speed radar checking devices to enforce speed limits.
  • 1967-Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was killed when his parachute failed to deploy during his Soyuz I spacecraft landing.
  • 1970-President Richard Nixon signed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act which would ban the advertising of cigarettes on television and radio
  • 1979-Major oil companies experiencing sharp profit increases led to President Carter initiating the implementation of a windfall profits tax on oil companies.
  • 1985-The Coca-Cola Company announced it has changed its formula for Coke and will be known as New Coke.
  • 1985-The U.S. House denied $14 million in aid to Nicaragua.
  • 1989-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last regular-season game in the NBA.
  • 1997-A doctor in California announced that a 63-year-old woman had given birth in late 1996.
  • 2003-U.S. President George W. Bush signed legislation that authorized the design change of the 5-cent coin (nickel) for release in 2004.
  • 2004-U.S. President George W. Bush eased sanctions against Libya in return for Muammar Gaddafi’s agreement to give up weapons of mass destruction.
  • 2005-The first video was uploaded to YouTube.

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