Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Births: Hadrian, Roman emperor, 76; William Congreve, playwright, 1670. Deaths: Caligula, Roman emperor, assassinated 41; Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, statesman, 1965. On this day: the first train passed over the Forth Bridge, 1890; the first Conscription Bill was passed by the House of Commons, 1916. Today is the Feast Day of St Babylas of Antioch, St Felician of Foligno, St Francis of Sales and St Macedonius the Barley-eater.

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