Anniversaries

Anniversaries

Births: Rene Descartes, philosopher, 1596; Andrew Marvell, poet, pamphleteer and politician, 1621. Deaths: John Donne, poet, 1631; John Constable, painter, 1837; Charlotte Bronte, novelist, 1855. On this day: the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated in Paris, 1889; Whitcomb Judson, inventor, patented the zip fastener, 1896. Today is the Feast Day of St Acacius or Achatius, St Balbina, St Benjamin and St Guy of Pomposa.

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