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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Events:
1616 - William Shakespeare, the famous English playwright, died  - Google It
1661 - King Charles II was crowned the King of Great Britain & Ireland  - Google It
1961 - The National Census day took place in Britain  - Google It
1965 - The USSR launched its first communications satellite  - Google It
1967 - Vladimir Komarov became the first man to make two spaceflights  - Google It
1968 - The first decimal coins, the 5p & 10p, were issued  - Google It
1979 - One person was killed, & many were injured, in clashes between N.F & Anti-Nazi league  - Google It
1984 - The United States announced the discovery of the AIDS virus  - Google It
1994 - Disgraced US president Richard Nixon died of a stroke, aged 81  - Google It

Birthdays:
1564 - William Shakespeare, English playwright  - Google It
1775 - J.M Turner, English artist  - Google It
1858 - Max Planck, German physicist  - Google It
1926 - James Donleavey, Irish novelist  - Google It
1928 - Shirley Temple, American film star  - Google It
1936 - Roy Orbison, American singer & chart topper  - Google It
1939 - Lee Majors, American film & TV actor; TV's 'Fall Guy'  - Google It
1941 - Ed Stewart, Radio DJ  - Google It
1955 - Mike Smith, Radio DJ and television presenter  - Google It

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