Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Births: Stan Laurel, comedian, 1890. Deaths: Sir John Charles Walsham Reith, first Baron Reith of Stonehaven, first director-general of the BBC, 1971. On this day: mixed bathing in the Serpentine in Hyde Park was first permitted, 1930; burglars were arrested at the Democratic Party headquarters, Watergate Building, Washington DC, 1972. Today is the Feast Day of St Aurelian, St Benno of Meissen, Saints Cyr and Julitta, Saints Ferreolus and Ferrutio, St Lutgard and St Tychon of Amathus.

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