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Sir Julius Benedict

Sir Julius Benedict

Born 27/11/1804, 210 years ago

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

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Sir David Bruce

Sir David Bruce

Died 27/11/1931, 83 years ago

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

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First gay rights demonstration

First gay rights demonstration

Started 27/11/1970, 44 years ago

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

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Sir Ralph Freeman

Sir Ralph Freeman

Born 27/11/1880, 134 years ago

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

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Gunder Hägg

Gunder Hägg

Died 27/11/2004, 10 years ago

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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