April 23

This Day in History

1858

Max Planck Born

On this day in 1858, German physicist Max Planck, the founder of quantum theory of physics, was born. Born Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck to a family of intellectuals in Kiel, Germany, Planck was … (more...)

1564

William Shakespeare born

It is commonly believed that the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 23, 1564, three days before his baptism was recorded in local church … (more...)

303

Saint George Is Killed

According to tradition, Saint George was killed on this day in 303. As a patron saint, George has a formidable portfolio. Not only is he claimed by all of Aragon, Catalonia, Georgia, England, Germany, … (more...)