Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Births: Karl Baedeker, guide-book publisher, 1801; Vincenzo Bellini, operatic composer, 1801; Andre-Georges Malraux, writer and politician, 1901. Deaths: Annie Oakley, entertainer and markswoman, 1926; Henri-Emile Benoit Matisse, painter, 1954. On this day: the Act of Supremacy was passed, making the king head of the English Church, 1534; Laika, the Russian space dog, was sent into space in Sputnik II, 1957. Today is the Feast Day of St Amicus, St Hubert, St Malachy of Armagh, St Martin de Porres, St Pirminus, St Rumwald and St Winifred or Gwenfrewi.

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