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 - Stephen Douglas
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Library of Congress

1813: Politician Stephen A. Douglas, a Democratic congressman and nominee for U.S. president in the 1860 election against Abraham Lincoln, is born in Brandon, Vermont. Douglas and Lincoln were familiar adversaries, with Douglas previously defeating Lincoln in a U.S. Senate contest noted for the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858.


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