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Hertha Ayrton

Hertha Ayrton

Born 28/4/1854, 161 years ago

Electrical engineer and suffragist.  Born Phoebe Sarah Marks in Portsmouth.  Aged 16 began teaching in London.  Studied maths at Girton College Cambridge.  Married William Ayrton in 1885.  Elected ...

Person, Gender Issues, Science

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Thomas. J. Barratt

Thomas. J. Barratt

Died 28/4/1914, 101 years ago

Businessman and historian.  Born 25 Tottenham Place.  1864 joined A & F Pears as a bookkeeper and then married F. Pears's eldest daughter the next year. Historian of Hampstead, author of the 3 vol...

Person, Commerce, History

1 memorial

Fenner Brockway

Fenner Brockway

Died 28/4/1988, 27 years ago

Pacifist, Labour MP, life peer, CND founder, free-thinker, campaigner for peace and racial equality. President of Liberation. Born Calcutta. Died Watford General Hospital, Hertfordshire. Until at l...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Peace, Politics & Administration, India

3 memorials

Steve Currie

Steve Currie

Died 28/4/1981, 34 years ago

Bass guitarist.  Born Grimsby.  Joined T-Rex in November 1970 and left late 1976.  Went on to work as a session musician.  Died in a car crash near his home in Portugal.

Person, Music / songs, Portugal

1 memorial

Odette Hallowes, GC

Odette Hallowes, GC

Born 28/4/1912, 103 years ago

Born Odette Marie Céline Brailly in France.  Married an Englishman, Sansom, in 1931 and moved to England.  He enlisted in 1940 and she in 1942 with Special Forces of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry ...

Person, Armed Forces, France

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