On this day: April 23

POSTED: 10:13 AM PDT Apr 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 22, 2016 

Shakespeare dies, the first public school in the U.S. opens, Wrigley Field opens, The Rolling Stones release "Sticky Fingers," Coca-Cola releases New Coke, and the first YouTube video is uploaded, all on this day.

OTD April 23 - Howard Cosell
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1995: Howard Cosell, arguably the best-known and most controversial sports broadcaster in the history of the medium, dies of a cardiac embolism at the age of 77 in New York City. Cosell, who was a "Monday Night Football" broadcaster from its inception in 1970 through 1984, was especially known for his blustery, cocksure personality, his friendship with boxer Muhammad Ali and his feuds with other sports reporters.


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