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Births: Roger II, King of Sicily, 1095; James Edward Oglethorpe, colonist and founder of Georgia, 1696; Jean-Etienne Liotard, painter, 1702; Carl Friedrich Abel, composer, 1723; John Crome (``Old Crome''), landscape painter, 1768; Charles Stuart Calverley, poet and parodist, 1831; William Hale White (``Mark Rutherford''), novelist, 1831; John Nevil Maskelyne, stage magician, 1839; Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini, operatic composer, 1858; Edwin Arlington Robinson, poet, 18