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TODAY: Births: John Wesley, evangelist, 1703; Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, composer, 1882. Deaths: Dorothy Miller Richardson, novelist, 1957; John Cowper Powys, novelist and poet, 1963. On this day: apartheid ended in South Africa, 1991. Today is the Official Birthday of the Queen.

TOMORROW: Births: Sammy Cahn (Samuel Cohen), lyricist, 1914. Deaths: William Cobbett, writer and politician, 1835; Roald Amundsen, explorer, lost in the Arctic, 1928; Douglas Robert Jardine, cricketer, 1958; Ethel Barrymore (Blythe), actress, 1959. On this day: Waterloo Bridge opened, 1817; Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf was published, 1925.