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 - Cesar Chavez
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1993: Cesar Chavez, the farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, dies of natural causes at the age of 66 in San Luis, Arizona. After his death he became a major historical icon for the Latino community, organized labor, and the liberal movement, symbolizing support for workers and for Hispanic power based on grass-roots organizing.


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