The Bard's Birthday
The Queen's not the only one to have a birthday this month. Wiliam
Shakespeare was baptised on the 26th of April 1564 and as it was
common practice to baptise children shortly after their birth, it
has always been assumed that his date of birth was the 23rd of April.
So if he had lived he would have been well over 400 years old today.
Of course no one really knows the exact date of his birth, but this
date has been chosen for him, and it's the thought that counts.
Strangely he is also said to have died on this day.