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John Arnold

John Arnold

Died 25/8/1799, 217 years ago

Watchmaker and inventor. Probably born in Bodmin, Cornwall (his birth year is approximate). After being apprenticed to his clockmaker father, he worked in the Netherlands. He was the first to desig...

Person, Craft / Design, Netherlands

1 memorial

Eagle Hut

Eagle Hut

Ended 25/8/1919, 97 years ago

From the Picture Source website: "The Eagle Hut was designed as a centre for soldiers on leave in London during the First World War, providing accommodation and food. A group of soldiers, including...

Place, Armed Forces, Community / Clubs, USA

1 memorial

Lord Elcho

Lord Elcho

Born 25/8/1857, 159 years ago

Politician. Born Hugo Richard Charteris in Scotland. Entered parliament first in 1883 and again in 1886. He gained the titles 11th Earl of Wemyss and 7th Earl of March.

Person, Politics & Administration, Scotland

2 memorials

Steve Fairbairn

Steve Fairbairn

Born 25/8/1862, 154 years ago

Oarsman and rowing coach. Born Stephen Fairbairn at Toorak, Melbourne, Australia. Studied at Jesus College, Cambridge and was called to the bar in 1886, but did not practise. He rowed in four unive...

Person, Sport / Games, Australia

1 memorial

Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday

Died 25/8/1867, 149 years ago

Experimental physicist, especially electro-magnetics (remember Faraday's Law?).  Born in Newington Butts but brought up near Oxford Street.  Trained as a bookbinder and here he was given tickets to...

Person, Science, Seriously Famous

5 memorials

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