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Anniversaries

Births: Edmond Halley, astronomer and mathematician, 1656; (Abraham) Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, 1847; Herbert, first Baron Austin, motor car manufacturer, 1866; Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, 1900. Deaths: John Milton, poet, 1674; Wendell Corey, actor, 1968; Norman Rockwell, artist and illustrator, 1978; Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov (Skriabin), Soviet statesman and diplomat, 1986. On this day: Cicero revealed Catiline's conspiracy in the Senate, 68 BC; Hernan Cortes entered Tenochtitlan, Aztec capital, now Mexico City, 1519; the Louvre, Paris, was opened to the public, 1793; Wilhelm Rontgen discovered X-rays, 1895; John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected as 37th US president - the first Roman Catholic and the youngest president to date, 1960; the first local radio station in Britain, Radio Leicester, opened, 1967. Today is the Feast Day of St Cuby or Cybi, St Deusdedit, the Four Crowned Martyrs, St Godfrey of Amiens, St Tysilio or Suliau and St Willehad.

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