Today is English Language Day at the UN. It's also the honored Independence Day for the Conch Republic, first declared in 1982. Japanese composer Kenji Kawaii was born today in 1957, as was Roy Orbison in 1936. Today is an important day for the navy of the Netherlands, as both Karel Doorman and Maarten Tromp were born on April 23rd. New Coke debuted today in 1985, leading Vaucaunson's Duck and myself to scurry around Duckford trying to find as much "old" Coke as we could. The confusingly named People's Liberation Army Navy was founded today in 1949. And 45 years ago, in a hospital somewhere on the North Side of Chicago, a Wonderduck was unleashed upon the world.