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Anniversaries

Births: Charles Grey, second Earl Grey, former prime minister, 1764; George Seferis, poet and diplomat, 1900. Deaths: Richard Burbage, actor, 1619; Tsar Alexander II of Russia, assassinated 1881; Angela Brazil, writer, 1947. On this day: as predicted by Halley in 1682, Halley's Comet came to its perihelion, 1758; the Soviet Congress voted to abolish the political monopoly of the Communist party, 1990. Today is the Feast Day of St Ansovinus, St Euphrasia or Eupraxia, St Gerald of Mayo, St Heldrad, St Mochoemoc, St Nicephorus of Constantinople and Saints Roderic and Salomon.

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