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Geoffrey Rowley Bostock

Geoffrey Rowley Bostock

Died 24/5/1961, 55 years ago

Born Stafford.  A chartered accountant, in 1916 we find him appointed to wind up a number of companies who were prosecuted under the Trading with the Enemy Amendment Act, 1916.  Churchwarden of St ...

Person, Politics & Administration

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Nicolaus  Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus

Died 24/5/1543, 473 years ago

Mathematician and astronomer.   Argued that the Sun, not the Earth, was the centre of the universe.

Person, Science, Poland

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Henry Croft

Henry Croft

Born 24/5/1861, 155 years ago

The original Pearly King. Born in the St Pancras Workhouse (now, 2015, the St Pancras Hospital, immediately north of St Pancras Gardens). His mother was in and out of the workhouse, sometimes givin...

Person, Tourism / Traditions

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Bartolomeu Dias

Bartolomeu Dias

Died 24/5/1500, 516 years ago

Portuguese nobleman who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, the southern tip of Africa, in 1488, the first European known to do so since ancient times.

Person, Exploring, Africa, Portugal

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Thomas Doolittle, MA

Thomas Doolittle, MA

Died 24/5/1707, 309 years ago

Born Kidderminster.  Died Monkwell Street.  Buried in Bunhill burial ground.

Person, Religion

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