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Anniversaries

Births: Ovid, poet, 43 BC; Henrik Ibsen, playwright, 1828; Max Brand (Frederick Schiller Faust) novelist and screenwriter, 1892; Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave, actor, 1908. Deaths: Henry IV, King of England, 1413; Sir Isaac Newton, scientist, 1727; Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France, 1929; Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, editor and poet, 1945; Brendan Behan, writer, 1964. On this day: the Dutch East India Company was founded, 1602; the foundation stone of Dartmoor Prison, Devon, was laid, 1806; Marble Arch, formerly at Buckingham Palace, was unveiled at its present site in London, 1851; the British Council was established, 1935. Today is the Feast Day of St Cuthbert, St Herbert, St Martin of Braga, St Photina and her Companions, St Wulfram and The Martyrs of Mar Saba, and is also the beginning of the Hindu New Year.

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