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OneWorld22
23rd Apr 2004, 11:49
Well, how many?!

Should definitely be a national holiday in England for gods sake, St. Georges day and the bards birthday?

Come on England, get it sorted!

Rugz
23rd Apr 2004, 11:51
Hear hear.

Spot on OneWorld22, it's a national disgrace that today is not celebrated

Ozzy
23rd Apr 2004, 11:54
Totally agree about the holiday idea. But when was Shakespeare's Sister's birthday?:) :ok: had to get that in first...

Ozzy

OneWorld22
23rd Apr 2004, 11:55
No idea, Paddies day??

tony draper
23rd Apr 2004, 12:05
Interestingly Shakespeare also died on this day in 1616, which was very neat and tidy of him,
Incidently why aren't we entitled to a Deathday.

:rolleyes:

OneWorld22
23rd Apr 2004, 12:07
You guys should change Jonny Wilkinsons birthday to today as well!! But as an English mate of mine pointed out, Jonny was born in the evening of December 24th!!!

noisy
23rd Apr 2004, 12:15
Some more Shakespeare here:

http://the-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/henryv/henryv.3.1.html

Once saw Brian Blessed reading this on the telly; stirring stuff.

(See also St George's day thread)

angels
23rd Apr 2004, 12:16
I knew it fell on April 23. I also knew it was crap.
Peruse. (http://www.englishhistory.info/Shakespeare/shakespeares-birthday.html)

PaperTiger
23rd Apr 2004, 16:25
And while we're being iconoclastic, St. George was Greek. :uhoh:
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art19571.asp

OneWorld22
23rd Apr 2004, 16:32
I thought he was Turkish? A soldier in the Roman Army?

Sailor Vee
23rd Apr 2004, 16:46
Twas also Adolf Hitler's Birthday!:uhoh:

OneWorld22
23rd Apr 2004, 16:47
Really???? Jaysus BNP types wrapped up in the flag on AH's birthday......maybe not such a good idea after all