Anniversaries

Anniversaries

Births: Robert Raikes, publisher, and founder of Sunday Schools, 1736; Francois-Rene, Vicomte de Chateaubriand, author and politician, 1768. Deaths: Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, 1588; Edvard Hagerup Grieg, composer, 1907; Albert Schweitzer, doctor and missionary, 1965. On this day: the Apache chief Geronimo surrendered to the US army, 1886; the world's first rally of Boy Scouts was held at the Crystal Palace, near London, 1909; the Forth Road Bridge was opened by the Queen, 1964. Today is the Feast Day of St Boniface I, pope, St Ida of Herzfeld, Saints Marcellus and Valerian, St Marinus of San Marino, St Rosalia, St Rose of Viterbo and St Ultan of Ardbraccan.

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