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Anniversaries

Births: Marie-Jean Antoine-Nicolas Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet, mathematician and philosopher, 1743; Sir Francis Charles Chichester, yachtsman and aviator, 1901; Sir Frederick Ashton, choreographer, 1906. Deaths: Philip IV, King of Spain, 1665; Tobias George Smollett, novelist, 1771; Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny, poet, 1863; William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic pioneer, 1877. On this day: the Constitution of the United States of America was signed, 1787; the Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed as a federal union of six colonies, 1900. Today is the Feast Day of St Columba of Cordova, St Francis of Camporosso, St Hildegard, St Lambert of Maastricht, St Peter Arbues, St Robert Bellarmine, St Satyrus of Milan, Saints Socrates and Stephen and St Theodora.

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