April 23

This Day in History

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...)

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...)

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...)