Potato salad, checked tablecloth, cute hat ...

Queen Elizabeth II views an indoor exhibition of a beach scene with people playing in sand and a picnic with a painted background during a visit to Corporation Quay in Sunderland on July 18, 2012 on her diamond jubilee tour.

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up April 23:

In Washington, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in March.

Ebertfest gets underway in Champaign, Illinois. The annual event "celebrates films that haven't received the recognition they deserved during their original runs." Like "Young Adult."

William Shakespeare is believed to have been born 450 years ago on April 23rd.

Domestic flights got a little less cloudy on April 23rd, 1988 when a smoking ban on trips under two hours went into effect. Does anyone actually tamper with those bathroom smoke detectors?

And for fresher air why not pack up some lunch and go outside. It's National Picnic Day.

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Michelle Philippe is the production office coordinator for the entire Marketplace portfolio of programs.

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