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Anniversaries

Births: Christopher Marlowe, playwright, 1564; Sir Henry Irving (John Henry Brodribb), actor, 1838; Francois Truffaut, film director, 1932. Deaths: Lancelot "Capability" Brown, landscape gardener, 1783; Carlo Goldoni, playwright, 1793; Charles Langbridge Morgan, author, 1958. On this day: Great Britain and Maori chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand, 1840; an Act of Parliament granted votes for women over 30, 1918; Queen Elizabeth II succeeded to the throne, 1952; seven members of the Manchester United football team were among 21 killed in an air crash at Munich, 1958. Today is the National Day of New Zealand and the Feast Day of St Amand, St Guarinus of Palestrina, St Hildegund, Saints Mel and Melchu, St Paul Miki and his Companions and St Vedast or Vaast.

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