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Anniversaries

Births: George Bradshaw, publisher of railway guides, 1801; Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini, Italian leader, 1883; Lord Grimond (Joseph Grimond), former leader of the Liberal Party, 1913. Deaths: William Wilberforce, campaigner for the abolition of slavery, 1833; Vincent van Gogh, artist, committed suicide 1890. On this day: the Spanish Armada was defeated, 1588; the Prince of Wales was married to Lady Diana Spencer, 1981. Today is the Feast Day of Saints Beatrice and Simplicius, St Felix II, antipope, St Faustinus and Beatrice, St Lupus of Troyes, St Martha, St Olav, King of Norway and St William of Saint-Brieuc.

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