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Anniversaries

Births: Gerard Manley Hopkins, poet, 1844; Helen Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator, 1866; Marcel Duchamp, painter, 1887; Professor Sir Karl Raimund Popper, philosopher, 1902; Jacqueline Onassis (Jacqueline Lee Bouvier), widow of President John Kennedy and of Aristotle Onassis, 1929. Deaths: Abraham Cowley, poet, 1667; Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, composer, 1741; Johann Sebastian Bach, composer, 1750. On this day: Today is the Feast Day of St Botvid, Saints Nazarius and Celsus and St Samson of Dol.

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