Anniversaries: 20th October 1995

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Births: Sir Christopher Wren, mathematician and architect, 1632; Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, statesman, 1784; Odilon Redon, painter and lithographer, 1840; Jean-Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud, poet, 1854; Bela Lugosi (Bela Lugosi Blasko), actor, 1884; Anna Neagle (Marjorie Robertson), actress, 1904. Deaths: Thomas Linacre, scholar and physician, 1524; Grace Darling, heroine at the wreck of the Forfarshire, 1842; Bud Flanagan (Robert Winthrop), "Crazy Gang" comedian, 1968; Sir John Anthony Quayle, actor, 1989. On this day: the coronation of George I took place, 1714; the Sunday Times was first published, 1822; Aristotle Onassis married Jacqueline Kennedy, 1968; the Sydney Opera House was opened to the public, 1973. Today is the Feast Day of St Acca, St Andrew the Calybite of Crete, St Artemius, St Bertilla Boscardin and St Caprasius of Agen.