Historical Events for 23rd April 2024

1789 – President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York, first official resident of a US President
1849 – Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky and members of the Petrashevsky Circle are arrested in St. Petersburg
1860 – Democratic convention in Charleston, South Carolina divided over slavery
1924 – British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley, London
1931 – US gangster film “The Public Enemy” starring James Cagney and Jean Harlow premieres
1952 – Crude oil pipeline from Kirkuk, Iraq to Banias, Syria completed
1959 – 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
1985 – Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal’s invitational
1989 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores 10 points in his last game as a Laker in a 121-117 win over Seattle SuperSonics at the LA Forum
2015 – Kawhi Leonard is named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the first time

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