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Wilfrid Brambell

Wilfrid Brambell

Born 22/3/1912, 107 years ago

Actor Born Dublin.  Played the 'dirty old man' in the TV series 'Steptoe and Son' with Harry H. Corbett and Paul McCartney's granddad in 'A hard day's night'.  Died in Westminster.

Person, Cinema, Humour, TV & Radio, Ireland

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Mabel Dearmer

Mabel Dearmer

Born 22/3/1872, 147 years ago

Novelist, playwright, translator and illustrator.  Born Jessie Mabel Prichard White, daughter of Surgeon-Major William White. Her illustrations were accepted by the Yellow Book.  1892 married Percy...

Person, Art, Theatre, Literature, War Memorial WW1, Balkans

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Died 22/3/1832, 187 years ago

Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Died Weimar.

Person, Philosophy, Seriously Famous, Literature, Germany

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Sir Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster

Sir Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster

Born 22/3/1767, 252 years ago

Born in the parish of St George, Hanover Square and educated at Harrow and Cambridge. Succeeded his father as Earl Grosvenor in 1802.  Became an MP in 1788 as a Tory but after the death of William ...

Person, Politics & Administration

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Hospital of the Holy Trinity

Hospital of the Holy Trinity

Started 22/3/1596, 423 years ago

Erected by Archbishop John Whitgift, after he had petitioned and received permission from Queen Elizabeth I to establish a hospital and school in Croydon. The premises provided accommodation for be...

Building, Medicine

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