Momentous events in history: April 23, 2017

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Today is the world day of books and copyright.

Holidays:

The world day of books and copyright.

English language day.

Antipascha — Sunday of Thomas.

Ukrainian day psychologist.

Story:

1907 Jack London sailed around the world.

Established 1951 the USSR Olympic Committee.

Born on this day:

1564 William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet.

1791 James Buchanan, 15th U.S. President (1857-1861), statesman and politician.

1918 Maurice Druon, French writer and statesman.

1930 Gleb Skorokhodov Soviet and Russian writer, TV host, Honored artist of Russia.

Died:

1616 Miguel de Cervantes Spanish writer.

1616 William Shakespeare English playwright and poet.

1850 William Wordsworth English romantic poet, founder of the “lake school”.

2007 Boris Yeltsin Soviet and Russian statesman, the politician, 1st President of the Russian Federation (1991-1999 ).

Birthday:

Alexander, Grigory, Dmitry, Maxim, Fyodor, Yakov.

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