Concerning April 23rd

Events large and small, miscellany, curiosities, &c.

Being the 113rd day of the year, with 252 days remaining.

Independence Day in the Conch Republic.

Born today : Academy Award winning former child actress and diplomat Shirley Temple, in 1928.

Departed today : Former Senator Sam Ervin (D-NC), chair of the Senate Watergate Committee, in 1985.

Today in history : Students at Columbia University protesting the Vietnam War took over administration buildings and shut the university down, in 1968.

Endeavour to learn something new every day.

Fact of the day : Every year there are more births in India than there are people in Australia.  From This Book…of More Perfectly Useless Information ~ See at

Quote of the day : “It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.” – James Thurber.  From BrainyQuote

Word of the day : Loath (lohth) : unwilling to do something contrary to one's ways of thinking : reluctant .  From Merriam-Webster

April comes from the Latin aprilis, to open.

Autism Awareness Month.

April birthstone : Diamond, for innocence.

April flower : The daisy, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum.

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.” – Hal Borland.

Professor D. O. Durant's Original Encyclopedic Calendar

“Whilst the publisher makes every effort to verify the accuracy of the information presented herein it should not be used to decide wagers, resolve border disputes, or settle disagreements between spouses. Thank you.”

From the preface of the first
edition of the calendar.