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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office. -- Shirley MacLaine

Other Notable Events for April 23

On this date in history:

In 1635, the first public school in America, the Boston Latin School, was opened.

In 1898, the first movie theater opened at the Koster and Bials Music Hall in New York City.

In 1965, more ...

Notable Birthdays for April 23

Those born on this date include:

- English playwright William Shakespeare in 1564
- James Buchanan, 15th president of the United States, in 1791
- Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Planck in 1858
- Russian composer ...

Astronomy

Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014 with 252 to follow.

The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter and Mars.