HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 23 … William Shakespeare born

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 23.  Today is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 252 days remaining until the end of the year.

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William Shakespeare born

File:William Shakespeares birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon 26l2007.jpgAccording to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn. Shakespeare’s date of death is conclusively known, however: it was April 23, 1616. He was 52 years old and had retired to Stratford three years before.

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