The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0932 Friday, 23 April 2004
Date: Thursday, 22 Apr 2004 23:47:21 -0700
Subject: A Couple of Anniversaries Today
TODAY: Shakespeare, Cervantes and World Book Day
On this day in 1616 both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes
died, prompting UNESCO to declare this "World Book and Copyright Day."
This is also the generally accepted day of Shakespeare's birth (1564),
and William Wordsworth died on April 23, 1850. (Taking a longer look,
the literary births and deaths during this week include Byron, Twain, C.
Bronte, Fielding, Defoe, Trollope, Laxness, Nabokov....)
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