Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Births: Edward Jenner, surgeon and discoverer of vaccination, 1749; Robert Smith Surtees, novelist, 1803; Erik Satie (Alfred Erik Leslie-Satie), composer, 1866; Dennis Christopher George Potter, playwright and scriptwriter, 1935. Deaths: Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano dei Filipepi), painter, 1510; Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1575; Catherine I, Empress of Russia, 1727, Lydia Estes Pinkham, patent-medicine manufacturer, 1883; Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, statesman, 1838. On this day: the Revised Version of the New Testament was issued, 1881; the foundation stone of the Victoria and Albert Museum was laid by Queen Victoria, 1899; Chiang Kai-shek was made supreme war lord in Canton, 1926; Germany invaded France, 1940; the United States Supreme Court ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional, 1954. Today is the Feast Day of St Bruno of Wurzburg, St Madron or Madern and St Paschal Baylon.

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