Anniversaries

Anniversaries

Births: Ivan IV ("The Terrible"), Tsar of Russia, 1530; Clara Bow, actress, 1905; Leonard Bernstein, conductor and composer, 1918. Deaths: Jan van der Meer (Jan Vermeer van Haarlem), painter, buried 1691; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher, 1900; Truman Capote, author, 1984. On this day: the first daily scheduled airline flights started between London and Paris, 1919; Ramsay MacDonald formed a National Govern- ment, 1931; Paris was liberated by the Allies, 1944. Today is the Feast Day of St Ebba, St Genesius of Arles, St Genesius the Comedian, St Gregory of Utrecht, St Joan Antide- Thouret, St Joseph Calasanctius, St Louis IX, King of France, St Mennas of Constantinople and St Patricia.

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