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Robert Boothby

Robert Boothby

Born 12/2/1900, 116 years ago

Politician and broadcaster. Born Robert John Graham Boothby at 5 Ainslie Place, Edinburgh. Entered parliament in 1924 and held a couple of minor ministerial posts. He went on to become a well known...

Person, Politics & Administration, TV & Radio, Scotland

1 memorial

Lord Randolph Churchill

Lord Randolph Churchill

Born 12/2/1849, 167 years ago

Politician.  Father of Winston.  Born at 3 Wilton Terrace, son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough of Blenheim Palace.  1874 married an American Jennie Jerome and Winston was their first child.  (After ...

Person, Jack the Ripper suspects, Politics & Administration

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Charles Robert Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin

Born 12/2/1809, 207 years ago

Father of the theory of evolution and natural selection. Born at Shrewsbury. Grandfathers: Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood. Independently wealthy. Once he returned from the Beagle voyage he nev...

Person, Science, Seriously Famous

3 memorials

Lord Guilford Dudley / Guildford Dudley

Lord Guilford Dudley / Guildford Dudley

Died 12/2/1554, 462 years ago

Son of John Dudley and husband of Lady Jane Grey - see there for more information.

Person, Politics & Administration, Royalty

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Sir Alexander Gibb

Sir Alexander Gibb

Born 12/2/1872, 144 years ago

Civil engineer. FRS.  Born Scotland into a long line of civil engineers.  In London worked on: Metropolitan Railway extension Whitechapel tp Bow and Kew Bridge.  Died at his home, The Anchorage, Ha...

Person, Engineering, Scotland

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