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Dame Margery Irene Corbett Ashby

Dame Margery Irene Corbett Ashby

Born 19/4/1882, 139 years ago

Liberal politician and internationalist. Born East Sussex. Secretary of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies and later President of the International Women’s Suffrage Alliance. The phot...

Person, Gender Issues, Politics & Administration

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Sir Squire Bancroft

Sir Squire Bancroft

Died 19/4/1926, 95 years ago

Actor-manager. Born Rotherhithe. Squire was his given first name.

Person, Benefactor, Theatre

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William E. Black

William E. Black

Born 19/4/1909, 112 years ago

Lance Bombardier William Edward Black. He was born on 19 April 1909 at 49 Norman Road, Bow, the son of George William Black and Ann Maria Black, nee Corney. His father was a Printing Ink Maker. He ...

War dead, War Memorial WW2

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Mrs Patrick Campbell

Mrs Patrick Campbell

Died 19/4/1940, 81 years ago

Actress. Born Beatrice Stella Tanner in Forest House, Kensington. Her stage name was derived from her marriage to Patrick Campbell in 1890. She made her theatrical debut in 1888 and achieved fame i...

Person, Theatre, France, USA

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Antonio Canaletto

Antonio Canaletto

Died 19/4/1768, 253 years ago

Venetian painter.  When the supply of Grand Tourists coming to Venice and buying his paintings dried up due to war, Canaletto decided to come to England.  He arrived in 1746 and stayed until 1755, ...

Person, Art, Seriously Famous, Italy

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