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 - William Wordsworth
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1850: English poet William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic school of poetry, dies of pleurisy at age 80 in Cumberland, United Kingdom. Britain's poet laureate from 1843 until his death, he published the poetry collection "Lyrical Ballads" with Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798 to help launch the Romantic movement. His best work is generally considered to be "The Prelude," a posthumously published semiautobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times over his life.


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