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Anniversaries

Births: Samuel Prout, water-colour painter, 1783; Edward William Lane, translator of The Thousand and One Nights, 1801; William Carlos Williams, poet, 1883; Sir Francis Charles Chichester, yachtsman and aviator, 1901; Sir Frederick Ashton, choreographer, 1906. Deaths: Tobias George Smollett, novelist, 1771; Walter Savage Landor, author, 1864; William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic pioneer, 1877; Ethel Mary Dell (Mrs G.T. Savage), romantic novelist, 1939; Katherine Anne Porter, novelist, 1980; Professor Sir Karl Raimund Popper, philosopher, 1994. On this day: Edinburgh was occupied by the Jacobites under the Young Pretender, 1745; an English eccentric announced in a San Francisco newspaper that he had became Norton I, Emperor of America, 1859; the 1st British Airborne Division landed at Arnhem, Netherlands, 1944; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North and South Korea, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia were admitted to the United Nations, 1991. Today is the Feast Day of St Columba of Cordova, St Francis of Camporosso, St Hildegard, St Lambert of Maastricht, St Peter Arbues, St Robert Bellarmine, St Satyrus of Milan, Saints Socrates and Stephen and St Theodora.

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