Offer a thought for William Shakespeare

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Tomorrow is the 400th anniversary of the death of poet/playwright, William Shakespeare-1. Thank you, Will, for your contributions to the literary world.

I was thinking that it would be nice to have an "Offer a Thought" section here to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries and deaths of people with profiles on the WikiTree.  It would be really great if a list of names and profile IDs could be automatically produced for each calendar date, along the lines of http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:This_Day_In_History_April_23, but a little more automatic, and to memorialize non-famous WikiTree IDs. Can a list of IDs for each exact date be produced. I think it would encourage folks to mark their dates as exact and it would be a nice way to memorialize important dates.  

WikiTree profile: William Shakespeare
in The Tree House by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (573k points)
Cervantes, author of Don Quixote of La Mancha, died 400 years ago today.

Another great author and story.  Thank you, Miguel de Cervantes (no WikiTree ID yet?)

400 years ago was a tough week for the literary world.

England and Europe were using different calendars at the time so they didn't really die a day apart. Cervantes' death would have been 11 days earlier I think.

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"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts ..." — As You Like It

Today we honor the 400th anniversary of your exit from life's stage.  Thank you for your wonderful collection of plays and sonnets. 

by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (552k points)

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