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Anniversaries

Births: Nathaniel Bacon, American colonial leader, 1647; John Manners, Marquis of Granby, military commander, 1721; Oswald Achenbach, landscape painter, 1827; Jimmy Nervo (James Holloway), comedian, 1897; Isaac Azimov, biochemist and science-fiction writer, 1920. Deaths: Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Roman poet, 17; Alexander Wedderburn, first Earl of Rosslyn, Lord Chancellor, 1805; Alexander William Kinglake, author, 1891; Sir George Biddell Airy, astronomer royal, 1892; Sir Edward Augustus Bond, librarian of the British Museum, 1898; Carl Goldmark, composer, 1915; Dick Emery, comedian, 1983. On this day: the Academie Francaise was established by Cardinal Richelieu, 1635; Georgia became the fourth of the United States, 1788; the first municipal crematorium was opened at Hull, 1901; the present building of the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, opened, 1905; cupro- nickel coins were issued in the United Kingdom to replace silver, 1947; 66 people died after a barrier collapsed at Ibrox Park football ground, Glasgow, 1971. Today is the Feast Day of St Adalhard or Adelard, St Basil, St Caspar del Bufalo, St Gregory Nazianzen, St Macarius of Alexandria, St Munchin, St Seraphim of Sarov, St Vincentian and The Holy Name of Jesus.

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