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Anniversaries

Births: Sir Henry Tate, sugar refiner and art collector, 1819; Lord Wilson of Rievaulx (John Harold Wilson), politician, 1916. Deaths: Sir Alexander Fleming, bacteriologist, 1955. On this day: Chelsea Hospital for old soldiers was founded, 1682; the first telephone call was made by Alexander Graham Bell, 1876. Today is the Feast Day of St Aurea, St Benedict of Milan, St Constantine of Cornwall, St Eulogius of Cordova, St Oengus or Aengus the Culdee, St Sophronius of Jerusalem, St Teresa Margaret Redi and St Vindician.

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