Anniversaries

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Births: Samuel Pepys, naval official and diarist, 1633; George Frederick Handel, composer, 1685. Deaths: Sir Joshua Reynolds, painter, 1792; John Keats, poet, 1821; Sir Edward William Elgar, composer, 1934; Laurence Stephen Lowry, painter, 1976. Today is the Feast Day of St Alexander Akimetes, St Boisil or Boswell, St Dositheus, St Milburga or Mildgytha, St Polycarp of Smyrna, St Serenus or Cerneuf the Gardener and St Willigis. Tomorrow is the Feast Day of Saints Montanus, Lucius, and their Companions and St Praetextatus or Prix.

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