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Sir William Addison

Sir William Addison

Born 4/4/1905, 115 years ago

Historian and author. Born William Wilkinson Addison at Mitton, Lancashire. He moved to Buckhurst Hill on the edge of Epping Forest, Essex, and began a lifelong association with the area, which res...

Person, Law, Literature

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Born 4/4/1928, 92 years ago

Author and poet.  Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in Missouri, USA.

Person, Poetry, Gender Issues, USA

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Gilbert Bayes

Gilbert Bayes

Born 4/4/1872, 148 years ago

Born 6 Oval Road, Camden Town. Also did the bronze group with clock at the entrance to Selfridges, Oxford Street (1928), the lovely sculptural work on 1 Wigmore Street (1925) as shown at Ornamental...

Person, Sculpture

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BBC School Radio

BBC School Radio

Started 4/4/1924, 96 years ago

The first broadcast was made by Sir Walford Davies, professor of music at Gresham College and was only available in the London area. Nationwide broadcasting started in 1927. The service came into p...

Group, TV & Radio

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W. Brinklow

W. Brinklow

Died 4/4/1918, 102 years ago

R.F.N. in the Rifle Brigade. Andrew Behan has researched this man: Rifleman William James Brinklow was born in 1898 in Hampstead, a son of William James Brinklow and Ada Brinklow, sister to J. Ben...

War dead, War Memorial WW1

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