“William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564. Because of this, his birthdate has traditionally been celebrated on April 23, the feast day of St. George, patron saint of England, which also happens to be the date on which he died, in 1616, fifty-two years later. But—in these dark days when English majors can graduate from formerly reputable American universities having never studied Shakespeare—any excuse is a good one for remembering America’s greatest poet.” To continue reading, please click here.