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|April 23rd, 2003||Event||Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.|
|April 23rd, 1997||Event||Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.|
|April 23rd, 1993||Event||Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.|
|April 23rd, 1990||Event||Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.|
|April 23rd, 1988||Event||Pink Floyd s album Dark Side of the Moon leaves the charts for its first time after spending a record of 741 consecutive weeks (over 14 years) on the Billboard 200.|
|April 23rd, 1987||Event||28 construction workers die when the L Ambiance Plaza apartment building collapses while under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut.|
|April 23rd, 1985||Event||Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. (The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months.)|
|April 23rd, 1982||Event||Conch Republic is established.|
|April 23rd, 1982||Event||The ZX Spectrum is released.|
|April 23rd, 1979||Event||Fighting in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police s Special Patrol Group results in the death of protester Blair Peach.|
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