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Battle of Abukir

Battle of Abukir

Started 8/3/1801, 220 years ago

Part of the Napoleonic Wars.  The British fought the French at Abu Qir in Egypt and achieved a tactical victory.  Britain wanted to land troops on the beach and the French would prefer they stayed ...

Event, Armed Forces, War Memorial other, Egypt

1 memorial

Teddy Baldock

Teddy Baldock

Died 8/3/1971, 50 years ago

Boxer. Born Poplar. From British Boxers: "World Bantamweight Champion 1927. He remains Britain’s youngest ever World Champion after defeating the American, Archie Bell for the then vacant bantamwei...

Person, Sport / Games

2 memorials

Sir Thomas Beecham

Sir Thomas Beecham

Died 8/3/1961, 60 years ago

Conductor and impresario. Born in Westfield Street, St Helens, grandson of the inventor of the eponymous digestive pills. He began his career as a conductor with the New Symphony Orchestra in 1906,...

Person, Music / songs, USA

2 memorials

Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz

Died 8/3/1869, 152 years ago

Born: La Côte-Saint-André, Isère, France. Died: Paris. Raymond E.O.Ella has sent me the link to the Hector Berlioz Website, which has a huge amount of information about Berlioz in London.

Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, France

1 memorial

Bramwell Booth

Bramwell Booth

Born 8/3/1856, 165 years ago

Son of William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army.  First Chief of Staff, 1881–1912, and succeeded his father as General of the SA.  Married Florence.  

Person, Social Welfare

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