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TODAY: Births: St Thomas More, 1478; Sir James Augustus Henry Murray, editor of the Oxford New English Dictionary, 1837. Deaths: Ann Radcliffe (Ward), novelist, 1823; Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone, 1894. On this day: Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II) was created Prince of Wales, 1301. Today is the Feast Day of St Adaucus, St Luke the Younger, St Moses, St Richard, "king", St Silvin and St Theodore of Heraclea.

TOMORROW: Births: John Ruskin, writer, artist and art critic, 1819; Jules Verne, novelist, 1828; James Dean (James Byron), actor, 1931. Deaths: Mary, Queen of Scots, beheaded 1587; Robert Michael Ballantyne, author of books for boys, 1894. On this day: the Great Frost of London ended, 1740. Tomorrow is the Feast Day of St Cuthman, St Elfleda, St Jerome Emiliani, St John of Matha, St Meingold, St Nicetius or Nizier of Besancon and St Stephen of Muret.

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