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from radiohead posted in music by speedy_dee
The Laundry is a bar/restaurant/event space co-owned by Ed O'Brien, guitarist for Radiohead.
from gabriel garcía márquez posted in literature by speedy_dee
On March 6, 1927, Gabriel García Márquez was born in this village in northern Colombia. The writer grew up with his maternal grandparents here, and today his home is known as the Casa Museo (or Museum House).
from miguel de cervantes, don quixote posted in literature by speedy_dee
Author of Don Quixote and founder of the modern novel format, Miguel de Cervantes worked as an errand-runner for this convent after they paid his ransom to the pirates that had kidnapped him.
After he died penniless at the age of 69, Cervantes was buried in this small church. Today, his remains are being excavated by Spanish forensic anthropologist Francisco Etxeberria, who participated in the autopsies of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and former Chilean president Salvador Allende.
from william shakespeare posted in history by speedy_dee
Although the specific date is unknown (most agree it was April 23, 1564 since he was baptized three days later on April 26), it is widely believed that William Shakespeare was born in this house. He lived in it throughout his childhood and for the first five years of his marriage to Anne Hathaway.
John Shakespeare (WIlliam's father) has documented ownership of the building as early as 1552, when he was fined for leaving a pile of muck on Henley Street. John was a wool merchant and glove maker who lived and worked out of the building with his family.
Today, the restored building has tours and an associated museum and is owned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.