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TODAY: Births: Tiberius, Roman emperor, 42 BC; Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, Fascist leader, 1896. Deaths: Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the throne, executed 1499; William Clark Gable, actor, 1960; Arthur Bowden Askey, comedian, 1983. On this day: Westminster Bridge was formally opened, 1750; the Suez Canal was formally opened at Port Said, 1869. Today is the Feast Day of St Afan, St Agnes of Assisi, St Edmund of Abingdon, St Eucherius of Lyons, St Gertrude of Helfta, St Margaret of Scotland, St Mechtildis of Helfta and St Nikon "Metanoeite".

TOMORROW: Births: August Ferdinand Mobius, astronomer and mathematician, 1790; Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, first Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, 1887. Deaths: Mary I, Queen of England, 1558; Catherine II, the Great, of Russia, 1796; Francois-Auguste Rodin, sculptor, 1917; Erskine Hamilton Childers, president of Ireland, 1974. On this day: Elizabeth I acceded to the throne of England, 1558; the first meeting of the US Congress took place in Washington, 1800; the first Battle of the Somme ended, 1916. Tomorrow is the Feast Day of Saints Acisclus and Victoria, Saints Alphaeus and Zachaeus, St Anianus or Aignan of Orleans, St Dionysius of Alexandria, St Elizabeth of Hungary, St Gregory of Tours, St Gregory the Wonderworker, St Hilda, St Hugh of Lincoln and The Martyrs of Paraguay.