b ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY: check out our top ten happenings on April 23 throughout history...

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b 1519 - Envoys of Montezuma II attended the first Easter mass in Central America.

1558 - Mary, Queen of Scotland, married the French dauphin, Francis.

1833 - A patent was granted for first soda fountain.

1948 - The Berlin airlift began to relieve the surrounded city.

1953 - Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

1962 - MIT sent a TV signal by satellite for the first time.

1974 - David Bowie released “Diamond Dogs.”

1981 - The IBM Personal Computer was introduced.

1990 - The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, FL. It was carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope.

1998 - ABC confirmed that it was canceling the TV series “Ellen.” The show was the first series to feature an openly gay lead character.