Apr. 23, 1996
Sonnet 106: When in the chronicle of wasted time
Today's Reading: "Sonnet XVI" ("When in the chronicle of wasted time") by William Shakespeare
It's the birthday of William Shakespeare, born at Stratford-on-Avon in 1565; also believed to have died on this day in 1616 at the age of 52.
Type founder William Caslon was born in Cradley, England in 1692.
The French national anthem "La Marseillaise" was written by Claude Joseph Rouge de Lisle on this day in 1792.
Today is the birthday of Halldor Laxness, the Icelandic author, born in Reykjavik in 1902.
It's the birthday of writer J. P. Donleavy, born in Brooklyn today in 1926.
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