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Births: William James Mayo, surgeon and co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, 1861; Antoine-Marie Roger de Saint-Exupery, aviator and author, 1900; Nelson Eddy, actor and singer, 1901.

Deaths: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet, 1861; Paul Klee, modernist painter, 1940; Jayne Mansfield (Vera Jayne Palmer), actress, killed in a car crash 1967; Pierre-Alexandre Balmain, fashion designer, 1982.

On this day: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was burned down, 1613; the Daily Telegraph was first published, 1855; the Great Comet was seen over France and England, 1861; US troops were withdrawn from Korea, 1949.

Today is the Feast Day of St Cassius of Narni, St Paul the Apostle, St Peter the Apostle and Saints Salome and Judith.