Anniversaries

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Births: Pierre-Athanase Larousse, lexicographer and encyclopaedist, 1817; Douglas Robert Jardine, cricketer, 1900; Diana Dors (Diana Fluck), actress, 1931. Deaths: Marcus Junius Brutus, committed suicide 42 BC; William Gilbert Grace, cricketer, 1915; Al Jolson (Asa Yoelson), singer and actor, 1950. On this day: the first parliament of Great Britain met, 1707; the United Nations General Assembly met for the first time, New York, 1946; Western nations agreed to allow West Germany to enter Nato, 1954. Today is the Feast Day of St Allucio, St Elfleda or Ethelfleda, St Ignatius of Constantinople, St John of Capistrano, St Romanus of Rouen, St Severinus or Seurin of Bordeaux, St Severinus Boethius and St Theodoret.

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