#onthisday 23rd April
On This Day, 23 April
2007 Died today Boris #Yeltsin
Russian politician, 1st President of Russia
2005 The first #YouTube video is posted.
The 18-second clip “Me at the zoo” shows co-founder Jawed Karim at San Diego Zoo. It has been viewed more than 13 million times (2014).
1988 Kanellos Kanellopoulos flies across the Aegean Sea in a human-powered aircraft.
The #Greek Olympic cyclist flew a record-breaking 115 km (71 mi) from Crete to Santorini in the MIT Daedalus aircraft, which was named after the mythological inventor of #aviation.
1985 #CocaCola releases #NewCoke.
The new formula was so unpopular that the original Coke was re-introduced as Coca-Cola Classic soon afterwards.
1984 The discovery of the virus causing #AIDS is announced.
French virologists Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi were awarded the #NobelPrize in Medicine for the discovery of the HI virus.
1971 #TheRollingStones release #StickyFingers.
The album is often considered one of the British rock band's best. It includes hits like “Brown Sugar” and ”Wild Horses”.
1936 Born today #RoyOrbison.
1928 Born today #ShirleyTemple
American actress, singer, dancer
1616 RIP William #Shakespeare
English #playwright, actor