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George Borrow

George Borrow

Died 26/7/1881, 135 years ago

Writer and traveller. Born George Henry Borrow, East Dereham, Norfolk. He travelled widely throughout Europe and Morocco and was also a great linguist. He caused a minor scandal, when, in a transl...

Person, Literature

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Job Drain

Job Drain

Died 26/7/1975, 41 years ago

Soldier. Born Job Henry Charles Drain in Barking, Essex. In World War I, he was a driver in the 37th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. On 26 August 1914 at Le Cateau, France, he and another driver sa...

Person, Armed Forces, France

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Mrs Fitzherbert

Mrs Fitzherbert

Born 26/7/1756, 260 years ago

Mistress/wife of George, Prince of Wales, King George IV to be. Her first husband, Edward Weld, died three months after the wedding, falling off his horse, and before he had signed his new will, t...

Person, Royalty

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Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjold

Born 26/7/1905, 111 years ago

UN Secretary General, 1951-61.  Died in a suspicious plane crash in the Congo.  In September 2013 the official Hammarskjold Commission cautiously recommended further investigations into the cause o...

Person, Politics & Administration, Seriously Famous

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Sir Edward Henry

Sir Edward Henry

Born 26/7/1850, 166 years ago

Metropolitan Police Commissioner 1903 - 1918, pioneer of fingerprint identification and saw the introduction of dogs into the force. Born Shadwell. Trained for the Indian Civil Service and went th...

Person, Armed Forces, Indian Sub-continent

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