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Births: Jan van Riebeeck, naval surgeon and foundender of Cape Town, 1634; Prince George of Denmark, consort of Queen Anne, 1653; Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel, educationist, 1782; Reginald Heber, hymn-writer and bishop, 1783; Charlotte Bronte, novelist, 1816; Sir Herbert Atkinson Barker, surgeon, 1869. Deaths: St Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1109; Jean-Baptiste Racine, playwright, 1699; Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), novelist, 1910; Baron Manfried von Richthofen, aviator, killed in action 1918; Marie Corelli (Mary Mackay), author, 1924; Eleonora Duse, actress, 1924; John Maynard Keynes, first Baron Keynes, economist, 1946; Sir Richard Stafford Cripps, lawyer, diplomat and statesman, 1952; Sara Margery Fry, social reformer, 1958; Francois Duvalier ("Papa Doc"), president of Haiti, 1971. On this day: the City of Rome was founded (traditional date), 753 BC; Baber founded the Mogul Empire in India, 1526; the Canadian North- West Mounted Police were established, 1873; the world's first jet-liner service was begun by BOAC, flying Comets between London and Rome, 1952. Today is the Feast Day of St Anastasius I of Antioch, St Anselm of Canterbury, St Beuno, St Conrad of Parzham, St Malrubius or Maelrubha and St Simeon Barsabas and Others.

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