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April 23 - The World Book and Copyright Day

April 23 - The World Book and Copyright Day

4/23/2010 1:00:00 AM

The idea for celebrating such a day comes from the Spanish province of Catalunia - the bookshops gave a red rose for each book bought that day, April 23rd.

April 23, 1616, was also the day two great writers died - Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare (ironically, assumed to be born on the very same day, April 23, 1564). That is also the day of birth of other eminent writers: Maurice Druon (born April 23, 1918) and Vladimir Nabokov (born April 23, 1899).

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