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Conductor and composer. Born Stuttgart. Settled in London in 1834. His works include the opera The Lily of Killarney. Died at home, 2 Manchester Square.
Person, Music / songs, Germany
Born Melbourne, Australia but the family returned to Scotland when he was 5 . Pathologist and microbiologist, investigated sleeping sickness.
Person, Armed Forces, Medicine, Australia, Scotland
The first gay rights demonstration in Britain took place in Highbury Fields when 150 members of the Gay Liberation Front held a torchlight rally against police harassment.
Event, Gender Issues
Civil engineer. Born 88 Rendlesham Road, West Hackney. Worked on Sydney harbour bridge. Died at home, Graden, Hendon Avenue. Picture at: Flickr (copyrighted).
Person, Engineering, Australia
Athlete. Born in Albacken, Sweden. He set over a dozen middle distance world records in events ranging from 1500 to 5000 metres, and was the first person to run a sub-fourteen minute 5000 metres.
Person, Sport / Games, Sweden
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