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Willy Brandt

Willy Brandt

Born 18/12/1913, 104 years ago

Politiican. Born as Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm in the Free City of Lübeck (German Empire). In 1933 he left Germany for Norway to escape Nazi persecution and adopted his new name to avoid detection. H...

Person, Politics & Administration, Germany, Norway, Spain

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Davis' Theatre

Davis' Theatre

Started 18/12/1928, 89 years ago

Built by Grace and Marsh and operated by Israel Davis and his family. It opened with the British premiere of Josef von Sternberg's  The Last Command, and was equipped with the largest Compton organ...

Building, Theatre, Cinema

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Ernest Boulton

Ernest Boulton

Born 18/12/1847, 170 years ago

Boulton and Frederick Park were 'Stella & Fanny', the celebrated Victorian cross-dressers. Born at Kings Road, Tottenham.  Boulton's cross-dressing began very early and his parents seem to have ac...

Person, Theatre, Gender Issues

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Joseph Fisher

Joseph Fisher

Died 18/12/1944, 73 years ago

Private Joseph Fisher was born in 1901, the son of Mrs and Mrs Charles Fisher. He married and lived with his wife Mrs G W Fisher in Ilford, Essex. He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, service nu...

War dead, War Memorial WW2, Italy

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Sir Laurence Gomme

Sir Laurence Gomme

Born 18/12/1553, 464 years ago

Born 3 Cecil Street, Stepney. Clerk to the London County Council, folklorist and historian. Died at home, Buckinghamshire.

Person, Politics & Administration, Tourism / Traditions, History

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