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Michelle Philippe Apr 22, 2014

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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