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St George's Day
Riding St. George is, according to Francis Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1796):
The woman uppermost in the amorous congress: that is, the dragon upon St. George. This is the best way to get a bishop.
Poet, playwright, and actorWilliam Shakespeare dies in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
He was 52 years old.
King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
Fifteenth President of the US, James Buchanan born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
Russian pianist, composer, and conductor Sergei Prokofiev born in rural Eastern Ukraine.
Actress and occultist Marjorie Cameron born in Belle Plaine, Iowa.
Writer J(ames) P(atrick) Donleavy (The Ginger Man) born in New York.
Actress Shirley Temple born in Santa Monica, California.
Singer Roy Orbison born in Vernon, Texas.
The Conch Republic declared independence from the USA.
New Coke introduced and hated.