On this day: April 23

POSTED: 10:13 AM PDT Apr 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 22, 2014 

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 - Boston Latin School
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1635: The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Mass. The school also remains open today, making it the oldest existing school in the U.S. Pictured is a plaque commemorating the original location of the school on what is now Boston's School Street.


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