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Anniversaries

Births: Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Roman poet, 65 BC; Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, 1542; James Grover Thurber, wit and cartoonist, 1894. Deaths: Thomas Corneille, playwright, 1709; Thomas De Quincey, writer, 1859; Gertrude Jekyll, landscape architect, 1932; Golda Meir (Goldie Mabovitch), Israeli stateswoman, 1978; John Winston Lennon, musician, shot in New York 1980. On this day: Pope Pius IX promulgated the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, 1854; Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, was opened, 1864; the first traffic lights were erected in Westminster, London, 1868. Today is the Feast Day of The Immaculate Conception, St Eucharius, St Patapius, St Romaric and Sophronius of Cyprus.

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