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Anniversaries

Births: Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, composer, 1660; Humphry Repton, landscape gardener, 1752; Jerome Klapka Jerome, novelist, 1859; Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, singer, 1904; Deaths: Leonardo da Vinci, painter, sculptor and scientist, 1519; Nancy, Viscountess Astor, the first woman to sit in Parliament, 1964; John Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI, 1972. On this day: the Authorised Version (King James) of the Bible was published, 1611; Queen Elizabeth II sailed from Southampton on her maiden voyage, 1969. Today is the Feast Day of St Athanasius, Saints Exsuperius or Hesperus and Zoe, St Mefalda, St Ultan of Fosses, St Waldebert and St Wiborada.

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