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Anniversaries

Births: Giorgio Vasari, painter, architect and writer, 1511; Emily Jane Bronte, novelist, 1818; Richard Burdon Haldane, first Viscount Haldane, statesman and founder of the Territorial Army, 1856; Henry Ford, motor- car manufacturer, 1863; Henry Moore, sculptor, 1898. Deaths: Jacopo Palma (Negreti), painter, 1528; William Penn, Quaker leader, 1718; Thomas Gray, poet, 1771; Denis Diderot, encyclopaedist, 1784; Sir Charles Hastings, physician, founder of the British Medical Association, 1866; Claudette Colbert, actress, 1996. On this day: Toronto (then called York) was founded by General John Simcoe, 1793; the first Penguin books were published, 1935; Harold Adrian Russell ("Kim") Philby, British journalist and spy, was granted asylum in the Soviet Union, 1963; the England football team won the World Cup, beating West Germany 4-2 at Wembley, 1966. Today is the Feast Day of Saints Abdon and Sennen, St Julitta of Caesarea, St Peter Chrysologus and St Tatwin, archbishop of Canterbury.

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