[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History April 23
STEVE K ROURKE
SROURKE at prodigy.net
Mon Apr 22 21:46:23 PDT 2002
1484 Julius C'sar Scaliger Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things)
1547 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Spanish writer (Don Quioxite)
1564 William Shakespeare bard (Hamlet, MacBeth, Julius C'sar) (approx)
1616 Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist (Don Quixote), dies (NS)
1616 William Shakesphere English author, dies, on his 52nd birthday
33 Christian tradition says the Jesus Christ, crucified three days earlier,
was raised from the dead -- marking this date as the very first Easter.
1348 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of the Garter)
1586 Birth of Martin Rinkart, German clergyman and Latin scholar. Rinkart, a
prolific writer, penned the German hymn which begins: "Nun danket alle
Gott..." ("Now Thank We All Our God").
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