Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Births: John Dalton, chemist and physicist, 1766; Vincent Novello, organist, composer and music publisher, 1781; Joseph Patrick Kennedy, financier and diplomat, 1888; King Peter of Yugoslavia, 1923. Deaths: Suleyman I (the Magnificent; the ''Lawgiver''), Sultan of Turkey, 1566; Arthur Rackham, illustrator, 1939; Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, South African prime minister, assassinated 1966. On this day: the Great Fire of London came to an end, 1666; the first cricket test match in England was played at The Oval between England and Australia, 1880; German aircraft approached the East Coast of England, but turned back, 1939; the Soviet ruling council recognised the independence of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, 1991. Today is the Feast Day of St Cagnoald or Chainoaldus, Saints Donatian, Laetus and Others and St Eleutherius of Spoleto.

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