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Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great

Died 26/10/899, 1,115 years ago

King of the West Saxons and of the Anglo-Saxons. Born Wantage.  Introduced a level of education not previously known in Anglo-Saxon England for his sons, those of other nobles and even clever boys ...

Person, Royalty

3 memorials

Alma Cogan

Alma Cogan

Died 26/10/1966, 48 years ago

Singer. Born Alma Angela Cohen in Whitechapel. She specialized in 'novelty' songs such as 'Twenty Tiny Fingers' and 'Bell Bottom Blues'. Nicknamed the 'girl with the chuckle (or giggle or laugh) in...

Person, Music / songs, TV & Radio

1 memorial

Milos Crnjanski

Milos Crnjanski

Born 26/10/1893, 121 years ago

Poet, and diplomat. Born in Csongrád, Hungary. His family moved to Romania in 1896, where the Serbian heritage was instilled in him. In 1912 he went to study in Rijeka (in modern day Croatia) and V...

Person, Poetry, Politics & Administration, Austria, Balkans, Hungary, Romania, Serbia

1 memorial

Audley Harrison

Audley Harrison

Born 26/10/1971, 43 years ago

Championship boxer and Olympic athlete.  Born Park Royal.

Person, Sport / Games

1 memorial

William Hogarth

William Hogarth

Died 26/10/1764, 250 years ago

Satirical artist and illustrator. Trained as an engraver, he depicted the unseemly behaviour of contemporaries in works like 'The Beggar's Opera' (1728) and 'A Rake's Progress' (1732). Much of his ...

Person, Art, Seriously Famous

6 memorials

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