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Today in History

Events (1000 years ago today): 1014 - Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.

Events (100 years ago today): 1914 - First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park in Chicago.

Births (550 years ago today): 1464 - Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1505)

Births (50 years ago today): 1964 - Gianandrea Noseda, Italian conductor laureate, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Deaths (1000 years ago today): 1014 - Brian Boru, Irish king (b. 941)

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