23 April 2021: This day in history

215 BC: A temple, built on the Capitoline Hill, is dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene

1014: King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats Viking forces at Battle of Clontarf, freeing Ireland from foreign control

1597: William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance

1861: Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)

1968: 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 & 10 new pence, replacing shilling and two-shilling pieces)

1984: AIDS-virus identified as HTLV-III (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)


Source: Onthisday.com

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