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Anniversaries

Births: Henry VIII, King, 1491; Sir Peter Paul Rubens, painter, 1577; Jean-Jacques Rousseau, writer and philosopher, 1712; Luigi Pirandello, playwright, 1867. Deaths: James Madison, fourth US president, 1836; Robert O'Hara Burke, explorer of Australia, 1861. On this day: Spanish troops recovered Minorca from the French, 1756; Queen Victoria was crowned, 1838; Westminster Cathedral was consecrated, 1910. Today is the Feast Day of St Heimrad, St Irenaeus of Lyons, St John Southworth, St Paul I, Pope, Saints Plutarch, Potamiaena and Companions and Saints Sergius and Germanus of Valaam.

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