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Happy Birthday, Will!

April 23rd, 2010 (10:56 pm)

We're not completely sure of William Shakespeare's birthday, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, 1564. It was customary at the time to baptize a baby on the third day, so many scholars accept today, April 23, as Shakespeare's birthday.

That makes the Birthday Bard 446 years old today. And he doesn't look a day over 400.

Happy Birthday, Will!

Age, with his stealing steps,
Hath clawed me in his clutch.
-Hamlet (5.1.73-4)