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Happy Bard-Day!

April 23rd, 2012 (12:52 am)

Happy birthday to Will Shakespeare!

No definitive records of his birth exist, but most scholars accept April 23, 1564, as the Bard's birthday, because of church records that show his baptism having taking place April 26 of that year. Babies were commonly baptized at three days old. (They also accept this date as his birthday because they like the symmetry of it all - Shakespeare having died on April 23, 1616, presumably his 52nd birthday.)

So Will, this one's for you! Happy 448th.

He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.