Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Births: George IV, King, 1762; Robert Southey, poet, 1774; Cecil Blount De Mille, film producer and director, 1881; Cyril Edwin Mitchinson Joad, philosopher, 1891. Deaths: William Blake, poet and painter, 1827; George Stephenson, locomotive engineer, 1848; John Philip Holland, designer of the submarine, 1914; Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist and president of Sinn Fein, 1922; Leos Jancek, composer, 1928; Thomas Mann, novelist, 1955; Ian Lancaster Fleming, novelist, creator of "James Bond", 1964; Henry Fonda, actor, 1982. On this day: Britain declared war on Austria- Hungary, 1914; Echo I, the first communications satellite, 100 feet in diameter, was launched, 1960. Today is the Feast Day of St Euplus, St Jambert, archbishop of Canterbury, St Murtagh or Muredach and St Porcarius and his Companions.

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