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This Day In History
Ard Rí na hÉireann Brian Boru defeats his enemies at Clontarf, but is killed in battle.1348
The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George's Day.
Theodore Roosevelt made his The Man in the Arena speech.
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.
King Malcolm IV of Scotland (d. 1165)
William Shakespeare, English writer and actor (d. 1616)
Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (d. 1755)
J. M. W. Turner, English painter (d. 1851)
John Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)
Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (d. 1953)
Dame Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand crime writer (d. 1982)
Avram Davidson, American science fiction, fantasy, and crime writer (d. 1993)
Shirley Temple, American actress and politician
Jim Fixx, American athlete and writer (d. 1984)
Roy Orbison, American singer and musician (d. 1988)
Lee Majors, American actor
John Hannah, Scottish actor
Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
Kal Penn, American actor