Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Births: Admiral Samuel Hood, First Viscount, naval commander, 1724; Edvard Munch, painter, 1863; Edward G. Robinson (Emanuel Goldenburg), actor, 1893; John James Osborne, playwright and actor, 1929. Deaths: Darius II Nothus ("The Bastard"), King of Persia, 404 BC; Robert Browning, poet, 1889; Tallulah Brockman Bankhead, actress, 1968. On this day: the first transatlantic radio signal was transmitted by Marconi, 1901; the first motel opened, in California, 1925; the first London production of the musical show West Side Story was staged, 1958. Today is the Feast Day of St Corentin or Cury, St Edburga of Minster, Saints Epimachus and Alexander, St Finnian of Clonard, St Jane Frances de Chantel and St Vicelin.

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