Anniversaries

Anniversaries

Births: Lucien Lvy-Bruhl, philosopher, 1857; Sydney Francis Barnes, cricketer, 1873; Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, novelist, 1900; Jayne Mansfield (Vera Jayne Palmer), actress, 1933. Deaths: Robert II, King of Scotland, 1390; George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron, poet, 1824; Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, statesman and novelist, 1881; Charles Robert Darwin, biologist, 1882; Frankie Howerd (Francis Alex Howard), comedian, 1993. On this day: Sir Francis Drake sailed into the harbour of Cadiz and sank the Spanish fleet at harbour, "singeing the King of Spain's beard", 1587; Prince Rainier III of Monaco married Grace Kelly, 1956. Today is the Feast Day of St Alphege or Elphege of Canterbury, St Expeditus, St Geroldus and St Leo IX, Pope.

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