Wednesday, April 23, 2008

World Book Day

Today is World Book and Copyright day everywhere except in the UK and Ireland (where perversely we celebrate it in March). The official UNESCO site is here, mentioning initiatives in various countries. According to the UNESCO website "Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died" on 23rd April 1616 (but Wikipedia says that the UK and Spain were using different calendars so it wasn't the same day, although the same date: and Wikipedia is never wrong, is it ;-)

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