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This Day In History: April 23

Today is the 114th day of 2008 and the 35th day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt created the U.S. Army Reserve. In 1985, Coca-Cola introduced "New Coke," a product that fizzled with consumers quickly. In 2004, President George W. Bush eased economic sanctions against Libya--in place since the Reagan administration--in response to Libya's giving up its weapons of mass destruction program.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: William Shakespeare (1564-1616), playwright; Max Planck (1858-1947), physicist; Vladimir Nabokov, novelist, (1899-1977); Shirley Temple Black (1928- ), actress/diplomat, is 80; Lee Majors (1940- ), actor, is 68; Sandra Dee (1942-2005), actress; Michael Moore (1954- ), filmmaker, is 54; Andruw Jones (1977- ), baseball player, is 31.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1999, St. Louis Cardinal Fernando Tatis became the first baseball player to hit two grand slam home runs in one inning.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts." - William Shakespeare, As You Like It

TODAY'S FACT: Novelist Vladimir Nabokov was also known internationally as a lepidopterist (a scientist who studies moths and butterflies).

TODAY'S NUMBER: 77 - days that New Coke was on the market before Coca-Cola pulled it from shelves and replaced it with the soft drink's original formula, under the name Classic Coke.

TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (April 20) and last quarter (April 28).

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