Today in History - April 23

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Saturday, Apr 23 2011 by

1987 – 28 construction workers die when the L’Ambiance Plaza apartment building collapses while under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

L’Ambiance Plaza Memorial (StreetView)
L’Ambiance Plaza Memorial

1985 – 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.

Coca Cola classic (StreetView)
Coca Cola classic