Today is the 404th anniversary of the death of celebrated playwright and poet William Shakespeare. Over 100 years ago, a pageant performed by six hundred pupils of the Oberlin public schools was presented in Tappan Square commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. The May 24th newspaper reported that the pageant, twice canceled by rain, would be on Wednesday. The paper noted that the weather had been indifferent to the "anniversary of the great man." Shared by Alice C. Shaver for the Our Common Center Project. Covered in the Oberlin News, May 17, 1916 and May 24, 1916.