Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Births: William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne, statesman, 1779; Dame Madge Kendall, actress, 1849. Deaths: Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman ruler and general, assassinated 44 BC; Aristotle Onassis, shipping magnate, 1975. On this day: the first 11-a-side cricket Test Match was played, Australia v England, at Sydney, 1876; the London department store Selfridges opened, 1909. Today is the Feast Day of St Clement Mary Hofbauer, St Longinus, St Louise de Marillac, St Lucretia or Leocritia, St Matrona and St Zachary, pope.

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