Cetshwayo

Cetshwayo

Died 8/2/1884, 139 years ago

Ruler of the Zulu kingdom. Born Cetshwayo kaMpande at Mlambongwenya. His birth year is approximate. Succeeded as king on 1st September 1873. His refusal to disband his army as demanded by the Briti...

Person, Armed Forces, Race Issues, Royalty, South Africa

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Carol Paula Chapman

Carol Paula Chapman

Died 8/2/2004, 19 years ago

Trustee, fundraiser and volunteer of the Charles Dickens Museum. The 2004 book 'Shakespeare's Non-Standard English: A Dictionary of His Informal Language' by Norman Francis Blake was dedicated "In...

Person, Community / Clubs

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Jim Connell

Jim Connell

Died 8/2/1929, 94 years ago

Political activist. Born in Rathniska, near Kilskyre, County Meath. As a teenager he joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood and signed the Fenian Oath. He moved to London in 1875 and worked on Kei...

Person, Music / songs, Politics & Administration, Ireland

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Peggy Duff

Peggy Duff

Born 8/2/1910, 113 years ago

Margaret Doreen Eames was born on 8 February 1910, the second of the three children of Frank Eames (b.1877) and Evelyn Rose Eames née Pitman (1874-1945). On 10 April 1910 she was baptised at St Mic...

Person, Politics & Administration

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Dame Edith Evans

Dame Edith Evans

Born 8/2/1888, 135 years ago

Actor. Born Edith Mary Evans at 12 Ebury Square. In a stage and screen career spanning sixty-six years, she appeared in many memorable productions. Her most famous role was probably that of Lady Br...

Person, Cinema, Theatre

2 memorials
David Gammans

David Gammans

Died 8/2/1957, 66 years ago

Politician. Born Leonard David Gammans. He entered parliament and served as Assistant Postmaster-General in the 1951 - 55 government. In 1952 there was 'public outrage' that the Post Office cats ha...

Person, Politics & Administration

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Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

Born 8/2/1807, 216 years ago

Artist, sculptor. Born Devonshire Street. Designer of the prehistoric 'monsters' original made for and exhibited at the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park but now in Crystal Palace Park. They were moved...

Person, Art, Sculpture

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Hugh Price Hughes

Hugh Price Hughes

Born 8/2/1847, 176 years ago

Methodist preacher. Born Wales. Died at home in London. From West London Mission history page: "The West London Mission (WLM) was established in 1887 as part of a new initiative within Methodism –...

Person, Religion, Social Welfare, Wales

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Peter Kropotkin

Peter Kropotkin

Died 8/2/1921, 102 years ago

Born Moscow into an ancient aristocratic Russian family and highly educated but his sympathies were with the peasants who had looked after him as a child. His revolutionary activities brought exile...

Person, Politics & Administration, Russia

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John Lindley

John Lindley

Born 8/2/1799, 224 years ago

Botanist and horticulturist. Born at Catton, near Norwich. He was appointed assistant secretary to the Horticultural Sociery of London in 1827, and in 1827 was Professor of Botany at University Col...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

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