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TODAY: Births: Andre Derain, painter, 1880; Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, playwright, 1911; Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm), singer and actress, 1922; Ian Robert Maxwell (Jan Ludvik Hoch), publisher, 1923. Deaths: Thomas Hearne, antiquary, 1735; Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, composer, 1934; Spencer Tracy, actor, 1967. On this day: the first of the witches of Salem was hanged in Massachusetts, 1692; the first Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race was rowed, and was won by Oxford, 1829; "Alcoholics Anonymous" was founded in the United States, 1935; Italy became a republic, 1946. Today is the Feast Day of St Bardo, St Bogumilus or Theophilus, St Getulius and his Companions, St Ithamar and St Landericus or Landry of Paris.

TOMORROW: Births: Ben Jonson, playwright, 1572; John Constable, painter, 1776; Richard Strauss, composer, 1864. Deaths: James III, King of Scotland, assassinated 1488; Sir James Brooke, raja of Sarawak, 1868; Sir Frank (Francois Guillaume) Brangwyn, artist, 1956; John Wayne (Marion Michael Morrison), actor, 1979. On this day: King Henry VIII was married to Catherine of Aragon, 1509; the Evening Standard was first published, 1860; the first oil was pumped ashore from the British North Sea oilfields, 1975. Tomorrow is Trinity Sunday and the Feast Day of St Barnabas the Apostle, Saints Felix and Fortunatus, St Parisius and St

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