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Anniversaries

Births: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, painter, 1696; Sir Rex Carey Harrison, actor, 1908. Deaths: Flora Macdonald, Jacobite heroine, 1790; Joseph Stalin (Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili), Russian leader, 1953. On this day: Winston Churchill made a speech at Fulton, Missouri, referring to an "Iron Curtain" across Europe, 1946. Today is the Feast Day of Saints Adrian and Eubulus, St Eusebius of Cremona, St Gerasimus, St John Joseph of the Cross, St Kieran of Saighir, St Phocas of Antioch, St Piran and St Virgil of Arles.

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