Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Births: Robert Browning, poet, 1812; Johannes Brahms, composer, 1833; Gary Cooper, actor, 1901; Maria Eva Duarte Pern, Argentinian leader, 1919. Deaths: Caspar David Friedrich, landscape painter, 1840; William Hesketh Lever, first Viscount Leverhulme, soap millionaire, 1925; Max Miller, comedian, 1963. On this day: the first Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, opened in London, 1663; HMS Victory, Nelson's flagship, was launched at Chatham, 1765; the qualifying age of women voters was reduced from 30 to 21 (the "Flappers' Vote"), 1928. Today is the Feast Day of St Domitian of Maestricht, St John of Beverley, St Letard or Liudhard and Saints Serenicus and Serenus.

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