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Anniversaries

Births: Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne, writer, 1626; Sir Robert Peel, statesman, 1788. Deaths: Thomas Carlyle, author and historian, 1881; Emeric Pressburger, film producer, 1988. On this day: the Spanish captured Minorca from the British, 1782; the Prince of Wales ("Prinny") was declared Prince Regent, 1811; the Sunday Telegraph was first published, 1961. Today is the Feast Day of St Adelaide of Bellich, St Agatha, St Avitus of Vienne, St Bertulph or Bertoul of Renty, Saints Indractus and Dominica and St Vodalus or Voel.

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