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Births: Jacques Delille, abbe and poet, 1738; George Vancouver, navigator and explorer, 1757; Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt, philologist, 1767; Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian leader, 1805; Sir Henry Rider Haggard, novelist, 1856; William MacDougall, psychologist, 1871; Sir Julian Sorell Huxley, biologist, 1887; Erich Maria Remarque, novelist, 1898; Michael Todd (Avram Goldenbogen), film producer, 1907; Sir Peter Pears, tenor, 1910. Deaths: Roger I, King of Sicily, 1101; St John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, executed, 1535; Katherine Philips (Fowler), verse-writer, 1664; Mrs Catherine Macaulay Graham, historian, 1791; Benjamin Robert Haydon, painter and writer, committed suicide, 1846; Howard Staunton, Shakespearean scholar and chess player, 1874; Henry Moore, marine painter, Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, field marshal, assassinated, 1922; Felix Klein, mathematician, 1925; Walter John De La Mare, poet and author, 1956; Judy Garland (Frances Gumm), actress and singer, 1969; Joseph Losey, film director, 1984; Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz), actor and dancer, 1987. On this day: Richard II ascended the English throne, 1377; Charles the Bold of Burgundy was defeated by the Swiss at the Battle of Morat, 1476; Queen Elizabeth's Prayer Book was issued, 1559; Galileo, before the Inquisition, denounced his "heresy" in advocating the Copernican theory, 1633; the first cricket match was played at Lord's

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