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Sir Alfred Munnings

Sir Alfred Munnings

Died 17/7/1959, 59 years ago

Born Mendham, Suffolk. Artist specializing in paintings of horses and an opponent of ‘modernism’. The loss of an eye in 1898 did not impair his ability to paint. Knighted 1944. Died at home in ...

Person, Art

2 memorials

Emily Bessie Orbell

Emily Bessie Orbell

Born 17/7/1827, 191 years ago

Second child of 12. Parents John and Catherine Orbell of Brundon Mill, Ballingdon, Suffolk. The family emigrated to New Zealand in 1849 but Emily later returned alone to England. She died at Lower ...

Person, Benefactor, New Zealand

4 memorials

Punch magazine

Punch magazine

Started 17/7/1841, 177 years ago

Founded in early June 1841 at a meeting at the Edinburgh Castle public house in the Strand, attended by Henry Mayhew, brewery manager Mark Lemon, and engraver Ebenezer Landells.  The first issue wa...

Media, Journalism / Publishing

3 memorials

Sergeant Maurice Rogers, VC

Sergeant Maurice Rogers, VC

Born 17/7/1919, 99 years ago

Born Maurice Albert Windham Rogers in Bristol. Enlisted in the Wiltshire Regiment in 1934 at the age of 14. A drummer, he lived at No. 1 Ravenscroft, Bethnal Green.  Posthumously awarded the Victor...

War dead, War Memorial WW2

1 memorial

Raoul Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg

Died 17/7/1947, 71 years ago

Born near Stockholm. Worked for an import-export company owned by a Jewish Hungarian. Travelling frequently to Hungary, he learned Hungarian and become joint owner of the company. In spring 1944 th...

Person, Politics & Administration, Seriously Famous, Social Welfare, War Memorial WW2, Hungary, Sweden

1 memorial

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