It was encoded in his blood,
The scent of battle in the heather
The sliced up horse, the sound of pipes
The skin stripped from the bleating wether.

Prince, American musician and songwriter, was born today in 1958.

Damien Hirst, English artist, was born on this day in 1965.

Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, died today in 1329.

Alan Turing, English mathematician, computer scientist and cryptanalyst, died on this day in 1954.

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