Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Births: Edward, the Black Prince, 1330; Nicolas Poussin, painter, 1594; Edvard Grieg, composer, 1843; James Norval Harald Robertson-Justice, actor, 1905. Deaths: Wat Tyler, rebel, beheaded at Smithfield 1381; Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, 1467; Evelyn Underhill, poet and writer, 1941; Wendell Meredith Stanley, biochemist, 1971. On this day: the Magna Carta was sealed by King John at Runnymede, near Windsor, 1215; Harrow School was founded, 1571; the first stone of the new London Bridge was laid by the Duke of York, 1825; the first non-stop transatlantic flight was completed by Alcock and Brown, 1919; the Lake District was made into a National Park, 1951; Maj-Gen Jeremy Moore accepted the surrender of all Argentine forces on East and West Falkland, 1982. Today is Corpus Christi and the Feast Day of St Adelaide or Aleydis, St Dulas, St Edburga of Winchester, St Germana Cousin, St Hesychius of Durostorum, St Landelinus, St Orsisius and St Vitus.

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