Anniversaries: 22nd November

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Births: Paulus Potter, animal painter, 1625; Thomas Chatterton, poet, 1752; Sir Samuel Cunard, shipowner, 1787; William Chappell, music publisher, 1809; Edwin Powell Hubble, astronomer, 1889; Gene Tierney, actress, 1920; Robert Kennedy, politician, 1925. Deaths: Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor, 1591; Queen Caroline of Ansbach, consort of George II, 1737; Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, pianist and composer, 1894; Lev Nikolayevich, Count Tolstoy, novelist, 1910; John Rushworth Jellicoe, first Earl Jellicoe, admiral of the fleet, 1935. On this day: Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce combined to form the firm of Rolls Royce, 1906; after five years of blackout, lights were switched on in London, in Piccadilly, the Strand and Fleet Street, 1944; the War Crimes trial at Nuremberg began, 1945; Princess Elizabeth married the Duke of Edinburgh, 1947; Snowdonia was declared a National Park, 1951. Today is the Feast Day of St Bernward, St Dasius, St Edmund the Martyr, St Felix of Valois, St Maxentia of Beauvais and St Nerses of Sahgerd.