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Automobile Association

Automobile Association

Started 29/6/1905, 111 years ago

The Automobile Association, originally set up to help motorists avoid police speed traps, opened its first office in Fleet Street in 1905.

Group, Community / Clubs, Engineering

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Lady Margaret Beaufort

Lady Margaret Beaufort

Died 29/6/1509, 507 years ago

Mother of Henry VII.  Born Bedfordshire.   As a Tudor matriarch she was important in the Wars of the Roses.  Established a school in Wimboure Dorset and founded two colleges in Cambridge.  Died in ...

Person, Royalty

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John Eames, FRS

John Eames, FRS

Died 29/6/1744, 272 years ago

Trained as a minister but worked as a tutor.  Elected Fellow of the Royal Society through his friendship with Isaac Newton. Unmarried. Died in Coleman Street. Buried in Bunhill burial ground.

Person, Education

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Joseph Aloysius Hansom

Joseph Aloysius Hansom

Died 29/6/1882, 134 years ago

Architect, founder/editor of The Builder and inventor of the Hansom cab.  Born York as Josephus Aloysius Handsom(e) into a Roman Catholic family.   Made a habit of snatching failure from the jaws o...

Person, Architecture, Transport

1 memorial

Thomas Huxley

Thomas Huxley

Died 29/6/1895, 121 years ago

Biologist.  Born Ealing.  An early adherent to Darwin's theory of evolution, he was a strong supporter while also pointing out what he saw as flaws.  At the Royal College of Science: Professor of B...

Person, Education, Science

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