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Giles Vernon Hart

Giles Vernon Hart

Born 20/11/1949, 68 years ago

Telecommunications engineer and trades union activist. Born in Khartoum, Sudan. While working as an executive officer at Trinity House lighthouse authority, he set up a union branch. In the 1980s, ...

Person, Politics & Administration, Tragedy, Community / Clubs, Poland, Sudan

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Lord Jellicoe

Lord Jellicoe

Died 20/11/1935, 82 years ago

Born Southampton. Commander of the fleet and victor at the Battle of Jutland 1916, although he was criticized for his tactics. Governor of New Zealand from 1920 - 1924. Died Kensington. Also had...

Person, Armed Forces, New Zealand

3 memorials

Senator Robert Kennedy

Senator Robert Kennedy

Born 20/11/1925, 92 years ago

Born at Boston, Massachusetts. Assassinated at Los Angeles, California while campaigning for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

Person, Politics & Administration, Seriously Famous, USA

1 memorial

Alfonso López-Pumarejo

Alfonso López-Pumarejo

Died 20/11/1959, 58 years ago

Ambassador and President of Colombia. Born in Honda, Tolima, Colombia. He studied at the London School of Economics. He was elected President of Colombia in 1934 and then again in 1942. Appointed a...

Person, Politics & Administration, Colombia

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Major Matthew Meiklejohn, V. C.

Major Matthew Meiklejohn, V. C.

Born 20/11/1870, 147 years ago

Gained his VC, and lost his right arm, as a captain in the 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders in South Africa at the battle of Elandslaagte, during the Boer War. He died following a fall from his h...

Person, Armed Forces, Scotland, South Africa

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