Written by Brew
4-29-17 7:15 PM EST: "Red and Yellow, Black and White. They are precious in His sight." We all recognize those words. So do our parents. It was reportedly written in the late 1800's by Christian pastor C. Herbert Woolston, and put to music by George F. Root. That's probably why it doesn't also mention brown people, at least, according to the source I looked at. But black people are also brown, right? Seems to me we're all but varied shades of brown and beige.
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Written by Brew and History.com
4-23-17 12:50: "According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn. Shakespeare’s date of death is conclusively known, however: it was April 23, 1616. He was 52 years old and had retired to Stratford three years before.
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