Happy (traditional) birthday to the Bard, William Shakespeare! He would have turned 453 today. (Well, maybe—he was baptized on April 26, 1564, that much we know. His definitive date of birth, likely a few days earlier, is still a mystery.)
But soft! "From hour to hour, we rot and rot." Today is also the 401st anniversary of Shakespeare's death. He left behind a legacy that may never be surpassed by any English author.