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Today’s Notable Birthdays
Notable U. S. Birthday
James Buchanan – 15th President of the United States
James Buchanan, Jr. (April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was the 15th President of the United States from 1857–1861 and the last to be born in the 18th century. To date he is the only President from the state of Pennsylvania and the only to remain a lifelong bachelor.
Notable Foreign Birthdays
Note: Today is traditionally the day we commemorate William Shakespeare‘s birthdate. Since this date is a matter of some speculation, in this Blog, The Bard will be listed on the day of his baptism, April 26.
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Max Planck – Influential 20th Century German physicist.
Karl Ernst Ludwig Marx Planck, better known as Max Planck (April 23, 1858 – October 4, 1947) was a German physicist. He is considered to be the founder of the quantum theory, and one of the most important physicists of the twentieth century.
U. S. Contemporaries: Civil War Cycle – Progressive Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1843-1859)