April 23

1616

Playwright William Shakespeare died in Stratford-on-Avon, England.

1954

Hank Aaron hit the first of his 755 home runs.

1969

Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death (later reduced to a life sentence) for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

1985

Coca-Cola announced that it was changing its formula and introduced New Coke.

1998

James Earl Ray, convicted of assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died.

2004

The U.S. resumed diplomatic relations with Libya.

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