April 23 (UPI) -- 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 1914, Chicago's Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, hosts its first baseball game when the Chicago Chi-Feds beat the Kansas City Packers 9-1.
In 1940, a fire at the Rhythm Club in Natchez, Miss., claimed the lives of 209 people, all African Americans, in what is now ranked as the fourth-deadliest building fire in U.S. history.
In 1965, more than 200 U.S. planes struck North Vietnam in one of the heaviest raids of the Vietnam War.
In 2008, the U.S. Defense Department announced that Army Gen. David Petraeus, top American military official in Iraq, was chosen to head the Central Command, overseeing military affairs in the Middle East and Central Asia, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2019, more than 50 jade miners died in northern Myanmar after they were buried by a landslide.