Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Births: Henry Watson Fowler, author of English Usage, 1858. Deaths: Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko, Russian leader, 1985. On this day: the first movie to be made in Hollywood was released, D.W. Griffith's film In Old California 1910. Today is Commonwealth Day and the Feast Day of St Anastasia Patricia, St Droctoveus or Drotte, St Hymelin, St John Ogilvie, St Kessog, St Macarius of Jerusalem and St Simplicius, pope.

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