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Births: David Ricardo, economist, 1772; Lucien Levy-Bruhl, philosopher, 1857; Jayne Mansfield, actress, 1933.

Deaths: Paolo Veronese (Cagliari), painter, 1588; George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron, poet, 1824; Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, statesman and novelist, 1881; Charles Robert Darwin, biologist, 1882; Konrad Adenauer, statesman, 1967; Frankie Howerd (Francis Alex Howard), comedian, 1992.

Today is Primrose Day and the Feast Day of St Alphege or Elphege of Canterbury, St Expeditus, St Geroldus and St Leo IX, Pope.