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Today in history

  • 1616

    William Shakespeare: On the 23rd of April 1616 William Shakespeare passes away at the age of 52 [Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom]

  • 1695

    Henry Vaughan: On the 23rd of April 1695 at the age of 74 Henry Vaughan passes away [Llansantffraed, Powys, United Kingdom]

  • 1812

    Thomas Moore: The Insurrection of the Papers is published in the Morning Chronicle on the 23rd of April 1812 [London, United Kingdom]

  • 1850

    William Wordsworth: On the 23rd of April 1850 Wordsworth passes away [Cockermouth, Cumberland, United Kingdom]

  • 1852

    Edwin Markham: On April the 23d, 1852 Edwin Markham is born in Oregon City, Oregon [Oregon City, Oregon, United States]

  • 1915

    Rupert Brooke: On the 23rd of April 1915 Rupert Brooke passes away at the age of 27 [Skyros, Greece]

  • 1956

    C. S. Lewis: Lewis entered into a civil marriage with American Joy Gresham with whom he had been corresponding for some time. The attraction was mostly intellectual but Lewis decided on marriage when Gresham developed bone cancer. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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