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TODAY: Births: Georg Simon Ohm, physicist, 1787; Sir John Lavery, painter, 1856. Deaths: Tiberius Claudius Nero, Roman emperor, 37; Robert Smith Surtees, novelist, 1864; Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, artist and illustrator, 1898; Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain, statesman, 1937; The Rev John Marcus Harston Morris, founder of Eagle magazine, 1989. On this day: the first Football Association Cup Final was played at Kennington Oval (the Wanderers beat the Royal Engineers 1-0), 1872; Hitler renounced the Treaty of Versailles, 1935; Slovakia was placed under German ``protection'', while Hungary annexed Ruthenia, both part of Czechoslovakia, 1939; the New English Bible (Old Testament) a new translation, was published, 1961. Today is the Feast Day of St Abraham Kidunaia, St Eusebia of Hamage, St Finian Lobhair (The Leper), St Gregory Makar, St Heribert of Cologne and St Julian of Antioch.

TOMORROW: Births: Kate Greenaway, children's book illustrator, 1846; Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev, ballet star and director, 1938. Deaths: Harold Harefoot, King of England, 1040; Robert Chambers, publisher and author, 1871; Lt-Gen Sir John Bagot Glubb (Glubb Pasha), commander of the Arab Legion, 1986. On this day: the Duchy of Cornwall was created, 1337; Oliver Cromwell declared England a Commonwealth, 1649; Marie Stopes opened her first birth control clinic in London, 1921; the Brussels Treaty was signed between Britain, France and the Benelux countries, 1948. Tomorrow is the Feast Day of The Martyrs of the Serapeum, St Gertrude of Nivelles, St Joseph of Arimathea, St Patrick and St Paul of Cyprus.