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 - Wrigley Field
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1914: Wrigley Field opens as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Whales baseball team of the Federal League. It was called Cubs Park between 1920 and 1926 before being renamed for then Cubs team owner and chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. Known for its ivy-covered brick outfield walls and its hand-operated scoreboard, is the oldest National League ballpark and the second oldest active major league ballpark, after Fenway Park, which opened on April 20, 1912.


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