Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Births: Paul Julius, Baron von Reuter, founder of Reuters news agency, 1816; Harold Hart Crane, poet, 1899; Ernest Miller Hemingway, novelist, 1899. Deaths: Robert Burns, poet, 1796; Dame Ellen Alicia Terry, actress, 1928; Philip St John Basil Rathbone, actor, 1967. On this day: Battersea Bridge, London, opened, 1890; the Tate Gallery opened, 1897; Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike became prime minister of Ceylon, the world's first woman prime minister, 1960; Commander Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon, 1969. Today is Independence Day in Belgium and the Feast Day of St Arbogastes, St Laurence of Brindisi, St Praxedes, St Victor of Marseilles.

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