On this Day April 23


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On this day in history, April 23….

On April 23, 1616, the most famous playwright of all time passed away. William Shakespeare died at the age of 51. He wrote 154 sonnets and 38 plays, many of which we’ve all studied in high school.

In 1635, the first public school in the United States opened its doors in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston Latin School is still open 379 years later. It was rated one of the top twenty schools in the U.S. by the US News and World Report in 2007.

In 1914, the first baseball game is played at the “friendly confines” of Wrigley Field. Back then it was known as Weeghman Park and was home to the Federal League baseball team Chicago Whales. The Chicago Cubs played their first game there in 1916. From 1920 to 1926 it was known as Cubs Park. Following that season, the field was renamed Wrigley Field after Cubs owner and chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. The Cubs played all their home games during the day until 1988 when they finally added lights to the stadium. Only Fenway Park has been open longer, 1912.

In 1985 Coca Cola changed it formula and introduced New Coke. The response was overwhelmingly negative. The original formula was back on the market within 3 months. Below is a survey, please fill out which cola you prefer. Also, I attached a commercial for new coke from 1985 with Bill Cosby.

 

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